Carl Hashim

In my final undergraduate year at Queen’s University Belfast, I was unsure whether to look for work after graduating or to continue with my education. To hedge my bets, I applied both for jobs and for places on postgraduate courses. Along the way, I stumbled across the foundation’s advertisement in The Economist. I applied, and following an interview, was delighted to be granted a studentship.

The studentship was a key factor in convincing me (and enabling me financially) to continue with my education. I later opted to return home to Belfast, working in management consulting and, now, in economic regulation. I am grateful for the opportunity the foundation granted me to attain a degree from a highly reputable institution, and to be associated with such a revered journalistic name.

[January 2010]