SOAS University of London

Atika Dawood

Not only did my professor’s passion for his subject really shine through but his class was brilliant enough for me to run between campuses so as not to miss a word.

My first introduction to SOAS was at a Politics Summer School. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Being small and tight-knit, it made further education seem less daunting and overwhelming, and I realised that this was the university for me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Arabic half of my degree thus far, including the expansive grammar and vocabulary! However, my favourite module of Arabic yet is Classical Arabic Literature: not only did my professor’s passion for his subject really shine through but his class was brilliant enough for me to run between campuses so as not to miss a word. In the Linguistics half, I have most enjoyed Phonology: analysing data and piecing together patterns in order to explain, prove or disprove, a theory. Both have really fired my interest to the extent that they are my focus-points in my research of Masters subjects.