Lhoussaine Wahib   

Country: Morocco
Sector: Other Industries
Job title: Programme Manager
Subject of study: Public Administration
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

DAI Europe

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

After leaving Exeter I joined a governance project in Morocco with Dai Europe. I’m still working on this project.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I have chosen this project because it fits with my previous work experience in governance and public administration. It is also an opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge on some aspects related to decentralization in Morocco. this experience is for me a beginning of a consultancy career which I want to develop.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

– The Islamic society, – Running club society mainly, – Politics society.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I mostly liked the kindness of our tutors and their willingness to help and support us in our studies. I also liked how the programme of the MPA was managed, allowing us to have more time for self research and studies and time to travel elsewhere as well.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

– The educational environment – The beauty of the university and its landscape, – The tutors, – The flexibility of the system.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I was mainly interested by the modules provided. Secondly, I wanted to study in a quiet and beautiful area outside London to learn more about the British culture and British people.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

– Deep critical thinking, – Comparative public administration, – Methodologies and frameworks to analyse and develop public policies.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

– Broaden the perspective of the studies and use the modules provided as guidance and limit oneself to them, – Combine practical issues and research topics to gain deeper knowledge about the topics related to governance etc, – Perseverance is key, especially for students coming from other countries and who live in the UK for the first time. – Self education and reading are essential to succeed, – Networking while at the university and looking for opportunities through different means (Volunteering, teaching etc).

What are your plans for the future?

– Continue on my consultancy work, – Start my own consultancy company, – Develop my consultancy business in Africa and Europe.


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