When I see girls have an education opportunity, I feel happy and proud of what I am doing, this is...
What led you to choose UTS:Law for your postgraduate studies? I was introduced to UTS through the Peace Scholarship Program, didn’t know about it before, but I really liked it and am glad I could have a chance to study there.
What does your job involve? In my current job, I manage the affairs of the Women’s Empowerment Center of Gawharshad Institute, (we work hard to promote the center to women’s college of Gawharshad), in addition to that, I lecture in the Law Faculty.
How have your studies at UTS contributed to your career? How have they informed the way you work? I am able to teach at the university level because of the master degree I have, without it I would not be a qualified to teach. With regard to my role as director for the center, I have started a scholarship program here, that is the influence of the opportunity I received to study at UTS.
What was the most rewarding aspect of your degree? Why? The opportunity to work in my current role, I doubt I would have been able to manage such a fantastic scholarship program if I was still working with the NGO. I have never enjoyed my work as I do now, when I see girls have an education opportunity, I feel happy and proud of what I am doing, this is the most rewarding element of my degree from UTS. It has enabled me to work for education sector and think of education for women.
What is the most useful or important thing you learned from your studies at UTS? To respect and value diversity, I would say I learned that from my time in UTS. Most of the miseries our people go through in the current situation are ethnic problems, arising from lack of respect to each other and accepting differences. I have no problem with any other ethnic group and do think that is a blessing that we are all living in this tiny land. At UTS I learned and felt to value diversity and appreciate it as the most important gift.
Was there anyone in particular at the University who had a significant influence on your studies? I made many good friends in Australia during the course of my studies here, including Professor Phillip Griffith and Bronwyn Olliffe, each of them was a strong mean of support to me. They are still guiding me in life, I think Australians are supportive people.
What would your advice be for someone who is looking at studying Law at UTS? They should go for it, the Law faculty has a professional team of knowledgeable professors and lecturers, they are supportive and caring and there are many opportunities available as well. It was a great experience for me to study at the UTS Law Faculty.
Do you intend to maintain a relationship with or continue your involvement with UTS after graduating? If so, in what capacity? I am now one of the UTS Luminaries’ and that might open a path for me to remain linked with UTS.
Is there anything else you’d like to add about your experience at UTS:Law, or the University as awhole? I would like to thank my good friends in law faculty and the equity department for the love and support they gave me, I do hope every student of UTS and Law Faculty enjoy what I experienced there.