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Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh

'City's Human Centred Systems program has been carefully developed over the years. It perfectly combines the academic with the practical.'

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

An excellent combination of the academic and the practical. Most other schools lean one way or the other quite a bit, but the Human Centred Systems program is well balanced and has been carefully developed over the years.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The receptiveness of the teachers - they are passionate and extremely willing to help. Doing your Masters can be intimidating - they make it much less stressful and overwhelming.

What has been your favourite module and why?

Information Architecture.  I love information architecture - how information is structured and how we respond to it. The teacher, Stephann Macri, was passionate and provided a highly participatory environment where everyone was encouraged to contribute.  The coursework was excellent as we got to design an entire Information Architecture for a website with a topic of our choice.

What has been the highlight of your course so far?

Starting my MSc Project. It's so intellectually invigorating to begin researching your topic and realizing that you are actually contributing to the knowledge of a particular domain.  The teachers too are highly encouraging and provide you with lots of resources for your project.

Where was your internship and how was the experience?

Well, I haven't started yet, but I've met the staff. It will be at Fluent Interaction, a user experience company in London. I really can't wait to begin learning and applying all I've learned in the courses. The staff themselves seem great and very welcoming.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

Continue with my career in information architecture and user experience.  I'm certain my MSc has given me the skills and credentials to succeed. However, my MSc has also made me realize how much I enjoy academia - hopefully after a few years, I'll do my doctorate, maybe at City!