I always told myself that if I ever got too comfortable in life that was the time to quit and to challenge myself, and that was exactly what happened when I finished working as a journalist in Switzerland and started postgraduate studies at SOAS. I had previously done an internship at the UN in Geneva, and it was there that I first heard about SOAS. Before starting the course, I Skyped a current student who told me how wonderful SOAS was and said that I should “just do it”. I think it is true to say that the course has changed my life. Doing media training with a BBC professional, plus the opportunity to meet students from all around the world from East Timor to Fiji, have been amazing. However, for me, the highlight must be when I was able to go back to the UN, this time as a student panellist, and where I gave a talk in front of 200 people on the subject of Women and the UN Charter. I am passionate about the UN and will return there on a year’s consultancy at the end of my degree, something that would not have been possible without SOAS. SOAS gives everyone the chance to succeed, and it is up to you to make the most of the experience.