Nouf studied for a master's in Development Economics at City, University of London, and graduated in 2014.
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
I essentially wanted to pursue a masters degree in Development Economics. I chose the one offered at City because of the unique course the MSc programme included; The Economics of Micro-finance which is a subject I'm very much interested in.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I mostly enjoyed the class discussions that took place after lectures. Since classes were not comprised of a large number of students, this allowed an opportunity for everyone to engage and participate in these discussions. That, coupled with the diversity of the courses in the programme, ensured that each discussion was rich and rewarding.
What was your favourite module and why?
My favourite was the Development Economics module. Each lecture tackled a different development topic, presenting new ideas extracted from the currently prevailing field of development policy.
What was the highlight of your time at City?
I would have to say the highlight of my time at City was the people I met and the friendships I formed. Meeting people from all over the world with inspiring aspirations, and with the bonds developed through coursework sessions, exam preparations and the social events at City, I formed exceptionally special friendships.
What have you done after graduating from City?
After graduating from City, I worked in the Research and Development unit of a leading micro-finance institution in Jordan. Now I work in the Research and Programme Development department of a leading education-focused NGO in Jordan.
How has City helped you get to where you are today?
Beyond the significant role City has played in preparing me for the "real" professional world, City helped me form the career path I envision for myself. Through the courses I took, and the work I did on my dissertation, I realised where exactly in the field of development I would like to build my career; conducting research aimed at evaluating development policies and programmes.
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