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Bashir Ali

I chose to study at SOAS because it is a well recognised educational institution and a leader in the study of emerging regions of the world such as the Middle East, Africa and Asia which, in my view, is a necessity in a globalised world.

Economics

I chose to study at SOAS because it is a well recognised educational institution and a leader in the study of emerging regions of the world such as the Middle East, Africa and Asia which, in my view, is a necessity in a globalised world. Also, I knew that the cultured identity of SOAS as a university would benefit me in my studies and my future career path.

In terms of my course, I have especially loved the fact that we are able to touch on the development aspect of economics while looking at case studies on states in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Initially I was amazed at the diversity of the SOAS student body and the scope for discussion and the knowledge that exists here. I was also very pleased with the vibrancy of student life.

One of the aspects that I’ve enjoyed most about my time here is the diversity of all the societies, which cater to all the different interests at SOAS. I have also enjoyed the academic excellence, which is symbolised best by the content and size of the fantastic Library.