Wadhha Al Busaidi
What was the best or most useful thing about the Digital Media and Society MA course at the University of Sheffield?
It was a fruitful experience to study the Digital Media and Society MA at the University of Sheffield. I had lots of opportunities to learn, from the discussions with my classmates and the various modules delivered by highly qualified lecturers, to the opportunities to hear from guest speakers who were from different backgrounds over the world.
Why did you decide to study at the University of Sheffield?
The University of Sheffield met my search criteria. I was looking for one of the top universities in UK that offers digital media courses, and at the same time I was looking for a friendly and safe city for a Muslim student. Sheffield was the best choice that I got among UK universities that were listed in Shanghai Ranking of World Universities. The city is multi-cultural and there are many Arab students who study at the University of Sheffield. Also, the student societies in the city's universities and colleges are very active. There are lots of benefits of being in Sheffield: the living cost is cheapest compared to London and Manchester, and there is the availability of Halal food, and choices of student accommodation.
What is your fondest memory from your time in Sheffield?
Having fun with my colleagues while we were working under the pressure on our assignments and dissertations.
What has your career path been since graduation?
I got a new job opportunity in the government in Oman. Currently I’m working in the General Secretariat Of the Cabinet.
Tell us a little about your current role?
Currently I’m a media researcher in the government services communication center in the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, which has been established in April 2017. I work with my colleagues on creating media content that will be published on the official social media accounts of the centre.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I plan to have my own business in digital media, and to be an advisor for companies and social associations.
What piece of advice would you offer new students to the Department of Sociological Studies at Sheffield?
Don’t miss any learning opportunity at the University, through the guest speaking events, conferences, forums, and other activities that will be held at the University of Sheffield. Also, don’t miss the benefits of the University libraries and its resources.
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