Salim Al Maqbali
What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?
The programme introduced me to philosophies, methodologies, designs and methods that should be adopted in any educational research. I feel it is a pre-request for any future researcher.
Some of the students were are profiling have in addition to their degree been awarded a departmental prize or award in recognition of their exceptional achievements. If this applies to you please can you tell us about the award you have received and what this award means to you?
I have not received an award, but I completed my MSc with Distinction which something that I am so proud of. It would not have been achieved without the teachers’ valuable support and guide.
What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?
Knowing different people from different countries is very valuable. Exeter is a city for living and studying. It is a quiet city with multiple entertainment facilities that really helps a student to achieve his/her goal.
What will you miss the most about University?
I am not going to miss it for the time being as I am completing my PhD now at the Uni.
What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)
Well, two things. First, enjoy your study and try to obtain the most out of it. Once you enjoy what you are doing, definitely, you will achieve something at the end. Second, try to create your own network of relationships. Knowing people from all around the world will help you to experience different cultures, and help you improve other soft skills.
What are your plans now that you have graduated?
I am doing my PhD in Education at the University.