The Master’s course gave me an amazing opportunity to become involved in the practical application of the theories I was learning, both at UCL and Cambridge. The structure of the programme allowed me to specialise in an area I was really interested in - urban water access, which I explored through optional modules, the field trip to Lima and in my dissertation. I always felt stimulated and challenged during the course, and there was always opportunity to tailor my learning to something I was interested in - whether this was in essays or class discussions and presentations.
Towards the end of the programme I was offered a job as a Research Consultant at Regeneris Consulting in London. They are an economic development consultancy who focus on urban development and regeneration across the UK. Since working there I have used the skills learnt in the Master’s course to ensure regeneration has a positive economic and social impact across London.
Taking the Masters’ has been beneficial for me in a number of ways. It has opened the door to a job and career I love and I’m passionate about, I made lifelong friends who share my enthusiasm for development, sustainability and cities, and it enabled me to deepen my knowledge and develop my ability to think critically. For this, I am really grateful.