Recent beneficiary completes her degree

Our secretary maintains contact with our beneficiaries as they complete their studies, and we were delighted to recently receive this uplifting update from a graduate of the University of Oxford.

“I have just completed an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. For me, this course was an opportunity to further my academic interest in international development and humanitarian issues as well as expand my knowledge of pressing subjects like human rights and refugee law. I can’t emphasise enough how formative this experience was. It stretched my academic limits but more importantly, coincided with international events including the Ukraine crisis that will have a lasting impact on the asylum landscape. I am also grateful to have experienced postgraduate life in Oxford. Alongside the degree, I undertook two internships as I felt it was important for me to apply my degree knowledge in a practical way to help refugees and asylum seekers. As a legal intern, I assisted Afghan women, who had fled the country after the Taliban takeover, with their asylum applications to Canada. It was incredibly inspiring to work with these women, who had previously held political office in their home country and who showed immense bravery in the face of adversity and danger. Now I have graduated, I have just started a new job in London, working for an international humanitarian organisation specialising in delivering relief in disaster and conflict areas globally. I want to thank Futures for Women again for helping make all of this possible and allowing me to follow my passion for this area.”

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