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Student Profile: Mehru Nisa Shahid

Coming from Pakistan, there were fears that meeting people would be hard, or that I wouldn’t fit in, but everyone has been so warm and welcoming.

Discover Mehru Nisa's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the BSc Management.

How did you find out about Warwick?

Like many international students, I did a Google search! I found the University of Warwick’s Website and researched it fully and ended up loving it.

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

I chose Warwick over other universities because it seemed like a close knit community, its world class academic facilities and its numerous social opportunities. I knew it was the place that I wanted to be for the next 3 years.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

When I opened my email, I was genuinely shocked. My heart skipped a beat- I just couldn’t believe it! After a while, I processed it and thus, my serotonin levels skyrocketed for days. To date, it feels unreal.

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

My mother was sitting next to me when I opened the email. She was extremely happy and proud when I told her the big news.

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

I wrote all my essays myself and took advice from my wonderful friends and my counsellor about my essays. Their support helped me reflect myself fully in my essays and for that I’m truly grateful.

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

The moment I stepped foot on campus, I was filled with joy. The environment, the scenery, the student community everything was just perfect.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

This is a hard question because there are lots of great things about Warwick. But if I had to choose one I’d say the people. Teachers or students, everyone is incredibly kind and passionate. The community is truly diverse and inclusive here which makes it feel like home.

How is your accommodation?

My accommodation is on campus at Lakeside. The vast open spaces and lakes are extremely beautiful, stress relieving and peaceful. I love it!

Are you a member of any societies?

I am a member of the Warwick Debating Society and the Warwick Anti Sexism Society. I love the work that the Anti Sexism Society does. For the debating society, we have regular practice debate sessions. My debate partner and I made it to the gold finals at Imperial Novices this weekend!

What are your plans when you graduate?

I’m particularly interested in serving the global community. I feel it’s important to support those in worse situations to ourselves, and try to find solutions to social issues affecting everyone. A particular interest of mine is pursuing gender equality and educating people on the realities of it.

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

The most important thing is to just be yourself in your essays! The process may feel stressful at times- but don’t doubt yourself. It’s always worth trying.

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

My friends- coming from Pakistan, there were fears that meeting people would be hard, or that I wouldn’t fit in, but everyone has been so warm and welcoming.

Mehru Nisa's course:

BA Politics and Sociology at Warwick explores theoretical and empirical approaches to political and social ideas and issues, and the impact of these on our everyday lives. An interdisciplinary approach encourages you to consider the world from different political and sociological perspectives.

It enables you to think critically about contemporary society in the UK and beyond. It also encourages you to explore sub-fields such as gender and sexuality, race and difference, international relations, international political economy, sociology of media and culture, and international development.

Find out more about BA Politics and Sociology at Warwick