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Student Profile: Fasiha Arooj

Course: FA

MA International Relations

How did you find out about Warwick?

I heard of Warwick through a friend. I also came across Warwick online when i was searching for highly ranked universities that held a good reputation.

Did you consider applying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

I considered University of Sheffield and University of Exeter. My friends are studying in Queen Mary and Coventry University. My brother is a Coventry University alumni.

University of Warwick is highly ranked and has a good reputation. Additionally, the Politics and International Studies department offers a wide range of interesting modules that no other university provides. I was interested in the fact that there are over 9,500 international students from 147 countries which encouraged me to apply as I would be experiencing ethnic inclusiveness.

Did you contact the University prior to application?

I was in touch with both the Politics and International Studies Department and the Postgraduate Admissions Services who were very thorough and helpful in answering my queries.

How was your arrival?

My arrival was smooth and orientation was amazing. Orientation helped me to familiarise with the course and the expectations of what i was supposed to deliver. I particularly enjoyed welcome week which allowed me to meet people from diverse backgrounds and enjoy the multicultural environment that Warwick holds.

What is the best thing about being a student at Warwick?

The people at Warwick are very friendly and welcoming. My tutors in particular have made it easier for me to approach them with comfort.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

I am a member of the Pakistani Society and the East African Society.

Have you managed to travel at all during your studies?

I have travelled to Birmingham, London, Bath and Stonehenge.

What makes you happiest about studying at Warwick?

The fact that Warwick provides fantastic well being support services that many universities lack.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I hope to find a job after graduation in an NGO or a multinational organisation.

Do you have any advice for anyone considering studying at Warwick?

Definitely choose Warwick. Warwick has the best facilities and it will feel like home away from home. It has a very multicultural environment and studying at Warwick is a once in a lifetime opportunity.