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Leaving the nest: Noorie relates

 

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Heidelberg Half Marathon 2014

Noorie currently lives in Heidelberg, Germany, doing her doctorate focusing on stem cell biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which I got to see when I was visiting her in Heidelberg. She’s definitely one of the people I admire the most and one of my dearest friends. She shares her experiences with us, as part of the Leaving the Nest series.

 

So, tell us a bit more about yourself? What have been up to since you left college?

I went to study at the University of Birmingham for four years, got a Masters in Biochemistry. Then I embarked onto my PhD in stem cell biology at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany.

What led you to study this particular subject?

I have always been fascinated by the natural sciences in general. The ultimate decision to study biochemistry was thanks to the scholarship that the UoB offered me to cover my tuition fees for the duration of my degree. Continue reading Leaving the nest: Noorie relates

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Leaving the nest: Komal relates

12386726_10156313439935503_1270260469_nKomal moved to Melbourne almost immediately after graduating from high school to study Commerce and is currently working there at the moment. She took some time to share some of her thoughts with us, as part of our Leaving the Nest series.

So, tell us a bit more about yourself? What have been up to since you left college?

After HSC, I left within a couple of weeks of receiving results for Melbourne, Australia. I did an undergraduate degree in Commerce and started working in a Business Consulting straight out of university.

What led you to study this particular subject?

I had studied Sciences for my A-levels but chose the Commerce path at university because it was more in line with what I thought I wanted as a career. Continue reading Leaving the nest: Komal relates

Leaving the nest: Shazia relates

IMG_20150818_120244826After finishing her Bachelor in Laws (LLB) at the University of Mauritius and working for a bit, Shazia moved to Paris for her Master degree. The journey was a hard one and is almost close to be over. She shares her experiences with us about moving to Paris for her Master’s, as part of the Leaving the Nest series I’m doing about Mauritians studying abroad. Was it worth it? I bet she’d say yes.

So, tell us a bit more about yourself? What have been up to since you left college?

Due to some financial constraints, I chose to stay in Mauritius and start an LLB at the University of Mauritius. Following my LLB (and a well-deserved sabbatical break), I joined a French Legal-Process Outsource (LPO) company based in Ebène, where my job involved various tasks outsourced from European law firms towards our Mauritian office. A year and a half later, I was offered the Bourse du Gouvernement Français (scholarship from the French government) to study for a master’s in France. I have, since, been living in Nanterre (outskirts of Paris). I’m currently in the second year of my master’s degree in “Droit des relations internationales et de l’Union européenne” (Master’s in International and European Law with a specialisation in international relations).

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What led you to study this particular subject? Continue reading Leaving the nest: Shazia relates