Wafa Shariff

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

BSc Architectural Engineering in University of Bahrain

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

It was recommended by my undergraduate professor

What do you think of the course now you’re here?

I found that the way the course was outlined was quite interesting. Each semester offered students compulsory modules as well as elective modules that made the program flexible, diverse and challenging.

How did your scholarship or bursary enhance your experience of the course?

I felt responsible to incorporate the knowledge I gain and contribute it to improve the role of the Urban Planning Affairs in providing a better place in which to live.

What are your plans for when you’ve completed your course, for work or further study?

Make a difference in the current planning process

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

Through my postgraduate year at Brookes, I was exposed to people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. It was fascinating to exchange knowledge and learn through discussions and team work. It also widened my vision and provided me with a deeper insight to criticise and relate generic themes and theories to specific contexts.

I have to admit that the qualified professional teaching team greatly influenced my learning experience. I was honoured to work with and learn from them. They directed me through the whole journey and worked on my strengths and weaknesses to outstand and graduate with a Distinction in my dissertation and Masters.

What advice do you have for others?

Enjoy the journey and make the most out of it