As part of our Masters Scholarship Programme, we catch up with applicants to find out what they find most rewarding from their postgraduate degree and the scholarship. This week, we reconnected with Wuraola Ekajeh, who applied to the scholarship to further an estate project in Africa she worked on during her undergraduate degree:
"In February 2021, I completed a three-year degree at ARU London, obtaining a first-class BSc (Hons) in International Busines Management.
I enjoyed my three years of study at ARU London, however, as 2021 began to notice that I missed my studies. I quickly realised I had promised myself a four-year study that would include a master’s degree instead of a foundation year. The outcome of my final result and my grade in the Operational and Project Management module motivated me to opt for further study on the MSc International Project Management course, especially since it has a professional backing.
I applied for the ARU London Masters Scholarship Scheme in order to continue with the second stage of an estate project in Africa that I embarked on during my undergraduate at ARU London. With the first stage now fully completed and occupied with tenants, the scholarship will help me to commence the second stage of the project. Hopefully, there will be another opportunity to source out finance for the last stages of the project, as there are four in total.
I am convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that acquiring a master’s degree in International Project Management will crown my hard work with success. If everything goes as planned, the completion of the second phase of the estate project will give me hands-on experience in managing construction projects, because it is an area I would like to pursue after my master’s degree. Obtaining this master’s degree will enhance my future career aspirations and applications, and the skills I’ve learnt will also help if I set up my own business.
Thank you, ARU London, for making my dream a reality!"
All ARU London alumni are offered a £2,000 Entry Scholarship if they wish to continue their studies to a postgraduate level. Get the most out of your postgraduate degree by applying for our Masters Scholarship Programme here.