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Why Choose Greenwich? Sharifa

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Sharifa's biggest inspiration to come to university was her mother, to fulfil the ambitions to do better, and take up the chance her mother never could.

The student sociologist's story

I just knew I had to be here and here I am.

Why did you choose the University of Greenwich?

I was looking at universities around London and outside of London. I walked in this university, the University of Greenwich, and I don't know what happened. I just knew I had to be here and here I am.

Who/what is your biggest inspiration to study at university?

My inspiration to study at university is my Mom because she's always wanted to make it that far in education, but she's never had the chance to. She's always inspired me to do better and to do my best possible. Yes, she is my biggest inspiration.

What do you most enjoy about being a student at the University of Greenwich?

The University of Greenwich is very diverse, and I do come from a very diverse community as well. It's based in London which is a very diverse city, and I get to meet people from all over the world which is great in terms of making friends.

I get to meet people from all over the world which is great in terms of making friends.

What are your future goals and ambitions?

At the moment, as I'm studying in sociology, I am hoping to be able to go on and do a Master's in Sociology. Which, in order to do that, I mainly need to focus on my research methods and just enjoy the subject.

How has the University of Greenwich helped you towards your goals?

My lecturers have been my biggest support. I believe that with their help and motivation I will get there. The Sociology department provide a lot of support for students. For an essay, for example, if you ever need help there's always a lecturer that is there to help you.

Sharifa's "Choose Greenwich" top three

  1. The location - it's based in London and central London is very near.
  2. Student support - there's a lot of support for students. If you ever need help, if you're ever lost, there's support there for you.
  3. Diversity - being able to meet people from places that I have never heard of!