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Laura Karabassova - Kazakhstan alumni ambassador

zwjs29gvkey.jpgCourse: MA Educational Leadership and Management 2012-13
City of residence: Astana, Kazakhstan
Employer: AEO ‘Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools’
Interests: Research on trilingual education
Contact details:

When were you at Warwick?
I was at Warwick in the 2012-2013 academic year. My tutors were Professor Tony Bush, Doctor Pontso Moorosi, Doctor Robert Smith, Mary Briggs, Maria Caparou

Do you have any fond memories?
I remember every day spent at Warwick with nostalgia. I spent one of the most wonderful moments of my life at Warwick. I really enjoyed my classes, career workshops, celebration of Christmas. I still remember kitchen dinners, we organised at Tocil dormitory, every resident used to cook one meal, and we shared at kitchen gatherings.

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
I lived at halls of residence, first at Tocil, then at Heronbank

Were you a member of any societies?
I was a member of Kazakh Society, International Committee at the Institute of Education.

What are you doing now?
I am doing a PhD programme in Education at Nazarbayev University,

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
I am grateful for Warwick for my huge and valuable international experience, and I am always happy to see Warwick to be ranked top in ratings. I want to contribute to Warwick's global recognition. I will be a part of events that promote Warwick as the best university.

What kind of events do you run?
We have Warwick alumni gatherings in Astana. We play games, have a chance to see each other.