Anna loved her Oxford year and is suitably nostalgic. Even for the quantitative Research Methods class when she and her fellow non-numerate students were panicked into mild hysteria.
Since finishing the course in 2009, Anna has been working as India Research Analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The timing was entirely serendipitous and she considers herself lucky to have been so well-prepared by the MSc. Exposure to the policy world is proving fascinating, and being paid to talk and read and write about India is a great privilege. As is enjoying the cultural life of London, and going for aimless strolls on Hampstead Heath.
But that’s not to say that the dreaming spires aren’t very seductive at times, with their whispers of “DPhil…DPhil..” Horizon expansion, friends for life, and taking exams in fancy dress – it’s not easy leaving Oxford behind.