Lina Alqassab

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When I reflect back on the amount of new knowledge, experience, and fundamental career change I obtained within only one year time in the Digital Media Production MSc at Oxford Brookes University, I think it was undoubtedly the best decision I’ve ever made. I transitioned from a person who would only qualify for dull IT positions, based on my BSc, to someone with not only solid background in a vast range of media topics, but also a rich portfolio of concrete work from film and news to 3D modelling and animation. All the well-designed courses, the excellent equipment made available to us, the hands-on assignments we undertook, the team work we exercised, the close technical support and the professional guidance enabled me to make this leap from someone with zero media employability two years ago to someone who is now the communication officer of UNICEF in Tartous, Syria. All the priceless learning experience I accumulated during my time at Brookes is now an asset for me to advocate for the rights of children and women in Syria, which gives a rewarding feeling of satisfaction while opening my life on an endless horizon of career development opportunities.

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