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Mercy Ewohime, MA Global Politics,

Mercy Ewohime, MA Global Politics, Friday 4 May 2012

Mercy Ewohime, MA Global Politics,

Now a MA Global Politics graduate, Mercy is on the way to her dream career.

Read her story

My journey to Liverpool Hope University started when I earlier applied for a course on Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. Due to this being unavailable I was advised to go for MA Global Politics (now called International Relations) as it equally dealt with the former and more on international relations. This was and is fine with me as I am pursuing a career in international relations to enable me work with NGOs such as the UN and its affiliates. I love the conflict prevention aspect of it and that is why I did my project on conflict transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

I had heard so much of Liverpool Hope University especially as I have a brother who graduated in 2007 with an MSc in Computing. While in the course of his study, I visited Hope University and he showed me round and I just got stuck and fell in love with the town and its histories, and the homely environment of the school. It felt so so right applying for a masters program here and thank goodness I did not regret a second of it. It wasn't easy but it was so worth it.

My study in Liverpool Hope University was fantastic. I had my modules shared between three tutors, two of whom were my coordinators and project supervisors. Professor Nicholas Rees and Dr. Michael Holmes were the best tutors I could ever ask for. They were friendly, attentive, patient, understanding and most times available to attend to every problem. Now can anything beat that in the course of one's study? No way! If anyone's grades were poor, it wasn't because the tutors did not do their best to support us. It made us work harder.

It wasn't easy at first as I was being introduced to a whole new system of learning, with the essays, presentations and all, but everyone around was helpful and with time I settled in. Although it never got easy putting an essay or presentation together especially if you are aiming for the best grades, but again, nothing good comes easy!

Graduating is a big relief from all that book work but having done so and remembering the faces of my friends and tutors, I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Maybe I will go back for a doctorate. Although trust me, not anytime soon!

Right at this moment, I'm an intern with a regional organisation back in Africa, Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS). This way, I'm beginning to live my dream career and I wont stop until I get to the top.

To anyone who pursues studying at Liverpool Hope University, trust me because I've been there, you will never ever regret it. Work hard, make sure you relate with your tutors (don't hold back) and use the library and other resources. Also relate with your fellow colleagues, you will learn a thing or two.

Liverpool Hope says: 'Mercy was amongst the first graduates of the MA Global Politics (now renamed MA International Relations. Mercy worked hard during her course, meeting new challenges with enthusiasm. We are thrilled to hear of her new endeavours and know she will be a shining success in the future.

Dr Michael Holmes, Award Director for MA International Relations added: "It is heartening to hear such very positive feedback - and to learn that, in Mercy's case, she's already got an internship in ECOWAS - exactly the kind of career opportunity we would hope to see our MA Global Politics/International Relations graduates going towards."

Congratulations to Mercy and our other MA Global Politics graduates. You can read about them at Sucess Stories

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