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Rima Saini

Rima is a Postgraduate Social Research Methods MSc student who says there is a perfect balance between the technical and the theoretical in her course

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

I was looking to boost my profile within my chosen field of social research when looking to undertake a postgraduate degree. I naturally thought of City, given its diverse range of courses designed to offer a solid grounding in hard, employable skills.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

There is a perfect balance between the technical and the theoretical in my course, so I feel I am gaining real, tangible skills whilst also indulging my academic side.

I've also really appreciated the non-academic support at the institution - the careers services, the student centre and the IT centre. 

What has been your favourite module and why?

Theories of Race and Ethnicity, it has been a real eye-opener, challenging my view of social reality and keeping me thinking way past class has ended.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

You can see plainly that all the staff in my department are passionate in their area of expertise and do their best to pass it on to the rest of us. It has made meetings with my supervisor and my tutors something I really look forward to.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

I am considering carrying on my education with a research degree, but I feel I would be in a great position now to take up a research role in an agency that demands proficiency in the methods I've been learning this year.