SOAS University of London

Tami Ren

I like the location of SOAS. It is in a quiet area and the campus environment makes me feel safe and secure.

I completed my first degree in political science at the University of Madison, Wisconsin and it was there that my professor told me about SOAS and thought that it could be the place for me.

Normally, I am not a fan of big cities like London, but I like the location of SOAS.  It is in a quiet area, unlike some colleges, and the campus environment makes me feel safe and secure.  It is close to parks and museums, and because it has a real sense of identity, it makes you feel like you belong and makes you feel at home.

I have made lots of good friends amongst my classmates, and something that has really surprised me about SOAS is its inclusiveness: it is not just about the diversity of the campus, there is a second layer of inclusiveness where people from all backgrounds and cultures can find shared personal experiences.

I am interested in doing further study in the sociology of law, but first I need to do some more training.  I plan to do a PhD and then go onto teaching and research.  My time at SOAS has focused my knowledge and allowed me to get to know myself better.