Meet Elena, Course Ambassador for Politics
I love that there are a wide variety of modules to choose from so students can follow the lecturers that they are most interested in. Moreover, I love that all topics are discussed and debated to make us participate and speak our minds.
My favourite project on the course is definitely in my first year when we participated in an UN simulation. We were divided in pairs, and each was representing a country of the Security Council. We had to present our country (mine was the UK) and then discuss with the other nations to convince them to choose some parameters over others. The common goal was to decide the 8 parameters for in Index of Governance. It was a very exciting project to be able to experience ourselves how the Security Council works.
I always study in the Law wing of the Sheppard Library, preferably in a Pod, in which I get silence and privacy. I like to study during the night, where there are only a few people around, so the library is basically yours.
I usually relax in the library's Costa in between lectures or to get some coffee before some hard session at the library. They also serve jacket potatoes that are a simple and cheap hot lunch.
That would have to be all of my tutors because they have all been so supportive towards my struggles, weaknesses, my work commitments and always made time to assist me with assessments.
My dream job would beto work in a global environment, like an International Organisation, specifically in the fields of Human Rights and International Law.
London has everything. Each activity or food you want, there will be some place to have it. It is young and multicultural, so the perfect city for university students.
I don't really have a favourite member of staff because I think they are all competent and friendly in my opinion. If I had to choose I would say Dr Tunc Aybac, who is also my Programme leader, because he uses a more practical approach to lectures, as he doesn't just explain from the slides but discusses the topics with us.
I would tell them to enjoy the course and take all opportunities the university gives, because 3 years go really quickly, it seems only a short while ago that I first came here. Also, to get involved in the university life, whether in a society, sports or to work. I wasted two years focusing on my studies that I didn't realize what I was missing until I started working as a Student Ambassador.
I choose Middlesex University because I really liked the course and the lecturers I met during an Open Day. Also, because it is only 20 minutes away from the city centre while being in a quiet residential area
Of Middlesex, I love the diversity. In my course, there are people from all continents, which allows me to hear many different points of view.
I have my lectures and seminars regularly, I follow this by doing lots of reading and research for each module, as this is very important. The library is an area where I spend a lot of time studying in, it’s fantastic because it has different environments depending on what kind of studying I want to. I go to the debate society once a week and I find this this helps to build up my debating skills, as well as having a great time socialising. The debate society is essential for students studying politics as we debate in the way UK Parliament does, and it’s great fun to practice. Last year I went to Wales with my team to a major university debating league. I go for a run a couple times a week and the university gym, the facilities at the gym are great and modern.