Officially, a LSE graduate now

I’m officially a LSE graduate now, Alhamdulillah. It took 18 years for me to go back to school for a Master’s degree, and what a time to have chosen to study Social Innovation. Before joining, I had been warned that a UK Master’s is spread across quite a short time period, so the learning experience will be intense. Now that it’s over, I don’t doubt the part about being intense, but nobody could have imagined the way the teaching schedule would be cut shorter.

It will always feel unbelievable that I spent only a total of a little over 3 months in London and completed a Master’s degree from LSE at the end of it. To think of it, I spent more time in hospital and then isolation – 50 days – after I tested positive for Covid-19 upon coming back to Singapore in March than I spent during a single stretch in London.

Despite every way in which the world has changed this year, the experience of becoming a LSE graduate will remain one of the most fulfilling ones of my life. And maybe, in a few years I will be able to look back and tell myself—there couldn’t have been a better time for becoming one either. InshaAllah.

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