I wanted a job that was more than just going into the office
every morning and returning home at night which led me into
becoming a journalist. I wanted to become the type of journalist
that provides change by sharing information, one that gives people
a voice knowing how that kind of journalist can have huge impact on
the government and citizenry.
The skills modules of the Master's in Journalism track has been
very important to me. I learned to compile media packages and edit
videos for an international audience. The courses were intense and
the training strong. I learnt both the theories and skills one
needs to practise journalism anywhere in the world.
It was tough sometimes, but I'll never forget how supportive the
lecturers were. Another thing I will always remember is the city of
Groningen. I miss it so much! I loved the old buildings and going
to the market every Saturday. I was lucky to live in an
international student house. Every week we ate food from another
country. I still have friends from all over the world and even
learned how to ride a bicycle! It was a beautiful experience!
Sarah received a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship for
talented students and young researchers from developing countries
(she is from Sierra Leone). She was interviewed about her stay in
Groningen by Unifocus, the university's videomagazine. You can see
it on Youtube.