3 years ago
Ari Mamshae, Politics and International Relations '11 and International Studies '14, has been admitted into the prestigious and established University of Oxford in England.
"There is nothing better than getting enrolled into your university of choice," said Mr. Mamshae, who will be studying for Master of Public Policy starting September 2016. "I am jubilant that my hard work paid off and got the offer."
University of Oxford is on the world's 2nd ranking for 2015-2016 according to the Times Higher Education and stands on the United Kingdom's 1st position. Oxford University is renowned as the oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1096. It is also one of the world's leading research and teaching universities.
"When I joined the government in 2012, I felt that there was very large room to improve the government's public policy and that myself need to personally acquaint with the discipline." Mr. Mamshae is currently a staffer for the President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani.
Among others, he is also the co-founder of Chetir, a family-education website, as well as the Founder of Erbil Hub, an umbrella organization of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community. Previously he has worked with UKH after his graduation as the Press Officer.
He noted that enrolling into such competitive and high-ranking universities requires extreme input. "I had always the goal of getting to one of the world's leading universities and thus I had been preparing myself for the last several years," he said, adding: "I filled in the application with carefulness and too much focus on every single word."
Mr. Mamshae paid attribute to the education he has received at UKH. "UKH definitely played a key role in preparing me for Oxford. Although I might be the first to go there, but I am very confident others will follow the path too for which I am ready to offer any help."
Advise for others? Have a goal, be keen and determined, get prepared and ask for help, as well as work on your extracurricular activities, he said.