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International students

Our students from Kuwait

There are currently more than 500 students from the Middle East region studying at the University of Exeter.

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

The challenge of doing a PhD program after 20 years of teaching experience which lead to expand the PhD research. Although it was tough, I am proud of the results. 

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The professional educational and academic atmosphere which was a great addition to my educational experience and career profile.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I choose to study at Exeter to make my kids proud that my PhD is given by one of the top universities in the UK and the world after a lot of hard work and patience. This was the message I wanted to pass to them.

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

The research skills. This experience is most useful to develop yourself on the personal and professional levels. Knowing how to get the right information at the right time will lead you to success.

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

Since I left Exeter I developed my private business in logistics services and expanded my scope of work to include roads and infrastructure contracting civil works. On the educational side I still participate at many educational activities at various secondary schools in Kuwait, especially lecturing about methods of teaching English language using ICT.

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

Keep reading; Keep exploring; Keep thinking; Be a valuable member of your community. 

What are your plans for the future?

Keep developing my private business, keep participating at educational activities at community and giving more time for charitable activities.