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Alice S. Yousef

img_4352.jpgCourse: MA in Writing 2013-14
City of residence: Jerusalem
Employer: UNDP office in Palestine
Interests: writing, culture, arts, photography, literature.
Contact details: alicesodeh@yahoo.co.uk


When were you at Warwick?
I was at Warwick from 2013-2014. I did my master degree in Writing. My tutors were: Professor Maureen Freely, Professor David Morely, Dr. Sarah Moss, Professor Andrew Williams and Professor Leila Rashid.

Do you have any fond memories?
Warwick has some of my fondest memories, my first Halloween dress up, walking near the Tocil lake and writing there often, watching my friends excited for their first time seeing snowfall. Cooking on campus and watching shows at the arts centre, little moments that stay in the mind for a long time.

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
While I was at Warwick, I lived in Canley. The location was very close to the university and the area was safe and well kept. I could easily walk at night to and from my house, Tescos and Canon Park were close to my residence and the bus stop took me everywhere.

Were you a member of any societies?
Whilst I was not a member of a particular society I enjoyed different 'tasters' during freshers week and kept in touch with several friends I made during my first week. I joined a few Salsa nights organized by the Salsa Society within the last week to celebrate handing in my MA's final project.

What are you doing now?
After graduating, I went back to Palestine and I was lucky to have been appointed as translator for the United Nations Development Program of Assistant to the Palestinian People. My role is exciting and challenging, I learn a lot from work. This however doesn't steer me away from my passion for literature and writing, I still attend various readings and plan on working on an independent writing and publishing based project.

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
I decided to become an alumni ambassador because there are no ambassadors for my country and whilst there is a nice array of graduates working in different fields, proper representation for both my country, Palestine and my alma mater, Warwick is vital.

What kind of people make up the Warwick alumni community in your area?
The Warwick Alumni community is made up of many university professors and instructors in additions to professionals working in different fields, areas and specialization. Some of the most prominent members are TESOL and TEFL university professor teaching and conducting research at Birzeit University, Palestine's most esteemed university.

Have you been back to Warwick recently?
I have been to Warwick recently for graduation day but I intend to visit the university on my next visit to the UK.