The James Pantyfedwen Foundation provided a grant that went towards paying my tuition fees for studying an MA in International Relations at Kings College London. Studying the course has given me a perspective on international politics in a way that I could never have imagined, as well as introducing me to a whole new academic field and a heightened awareness of the forces that guide the world. I also had the opportunity to meet people from across the world as well as study in such a unique place as London. Professionally, it also opened up new opportunities for careers and professional development. In extra-curricular activities, I was also active, and was elected to be the student representative for my course. Doing this degree has also given me a greater idea of what career I want to pursue, and now consulting or working within a think tank are now the two paths that I want to pursue.
The grant that I received from the Foundation opened this all up. Without this financial support I would not have been able to do any of this nor had any of these opportunities opened for me. The James Pantyfedwen Foundation’s willingness to support me is what enabled me to do this in the first place and for that I am incredibly grateful.