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Khalid's story

With an undergraduate and Masters-level qualification from the University of Babylon in Iraq, Khalid Hashim came to LJMU to study for an MPhil leading to a PhD.

"I chose to study at LJMU as the university came highly recommended by friends who had already studied here. I also found the staff extremely friendly and helpful during the application process and Liverpool is, of course, a multi-cultural city with people from all over the world.

When I began my studies I had certain goals but, over time, the University gave me more and more knowledge so that my achievements have way outstripped my original expectations. LJMU really does support you to achieve. It provides all the equipment, facilities and resources you need and the technicians are always ready to help however they can. During my time here I have even been lucky enough to attend three fully-funded international conferences.

Of all the great experiences the University has given me, however, I think the golden opportunity has been the chance to teach at undergraduate level. To be able to say that you have taught for a year in a great UK university like John Moores is very important.

I would absolutely recommend Liverpool as a place to study, it is very easy to settle here and make friends. The prices are reasonable, the location is great and there are good transport connections.

LJMU has improved my knowledge and research skills so much that I would now be happy to work in any research centre and would not hesitate to apply for any job. The university has been exactly the right place for me to undertake my project."