"I can't stand injustice and I'm committed to the protection of human rights - particularly the rights of vulnerable people. On an academic level, criminal justice and security policies are areas I'm especially interested in, so I realised that after previously studying politics and law, the MA in Public Administration and Public Policy would complete my understanding of the subject.
Studying at York brings great opportunities for students interested in politics. The university regularly invites preeminent scholars to give talks, and one of my highlights was listening to a speech by Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.
The campus is very green and leafy. It's a very peaceful place to study, with the lakes and bridges between the buildings, the fresh air, and the ducks going about their business!
Outside the university I volunteer with Refugee Action York, which gives me a hands-on experience of how human rights policies affect vulnerable people.
This city is such a fun and interesting place. With a YorkCard, the museums are free - and the Castle Museum is my favourite, because it has a life-sized Victorian street. I have a passion for all things Victorian, so find myself paying regular visits!!"