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Spotlight on current BCID student

Published: Thu 22 May 2014
Spotlight on current BCID student

Student profile of current MSc student at the Bradford Centre for International Development

Joyce Alaroker, MSc Project Planning and Management

How would you introduce yourself?

My name is Joyce Alaroker, am from Uganda both by nationality and birth. I am simple, open minded, dynamic and very passionate about development project management.

How did you come to study at BCID?

I came to study at BCID through the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship programme. I have always wanted to be sponsored for a degree in development project management discipline and BCID is one centre that is known in the UK for offering quality project management courses.

What have been the best aspects of your experience?

Almost everything has been so rewarding however the level of support from the respective professors according to me is the best aspect of my learning experience. I never thought I perform well in any module with economic analysis and calculations but the method of delivery and guidance from the professors made me score highly in the assignments.

How does this programme relate to your own career goals?

I am studying the Msc Project Planning and Management and in all honesty the programme suits perfectly well with my career goals. I come from a region that suffered a 20 year old civil war (LRA war in Uganda), my family was directly affected and when I completed my first degree I wanted to go back home and help my people rebuild their lives. I have now spent 8 years in development project work and am very passionate about it. I would like to develop expertise in this area but with specific focus to Africa.

Based on your experience would you recommend this programme to others?

I would definitely recommend this programme for anybody interested in development work both in the public and private sector.

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