Rhys Crilley 

MA International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence)

Rhys Crilley talks about his choice to continue his studies at Birmingham after completing his Undergraduate study here and how the future looks for him in Postgraduate study.

I chose to study at the University of Birmingham because I did my undergraduate here and I was really impressed basically the facilities in my department were really good, I had lots of friends here, I knew there was lots of stuff I could get involved with societies wise and the whole package appealed to me.

The one think I’d recommend to someone considering postgraduate at the University of Birmingham is to get stuck in and join a society, get involved, play some sports, do whatever you want there's so much on offer and it's a great way to meet new friends and hang out with people outside your own learning group.

My biggest achievement at the University of Birmingham to date is probably gaining a place on the trip to Delhi which was an intensive module ran by my department, it took place over a week and gaining a place on that I think there were only eight places and it was a great opportunity. It was an amazing experience and I’m really proud that I got the chance to do that.

My time at Birmingham has shaped my ambitions for the future by showing me I want to do a PhD I really enjoy studying, I enjoyed my course so much and I don't want to stop now so I’m continuing my study here and I start my PhD in September."

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