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Khorsheda Yasmeen - Bangladesh

Course: Master of Science in Environmental Studies
Institute: University of Newcastle
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales

It was like a dream comes true when I have been finally selected for AusAid scholarship for master degree in Australia. Now I tell you why it was my dream! It was just two Australian movies; while I was a student of Dhaka University in 1991 I watched two Australian movies named ‘Thorn Bird’ and another one was ‘All the Rivers Run’. I was so amazed watching the fact of those films and peaceful scenic beauty of Australia which deeply touched my mind and since then I was looking forward to visit Australia.

However, finally I did my Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2001. Getting opportunity to study in Australia was a turning point in my career. Learning from Australian curricula and education system has widened my knowledge on the concerned field and shows the ways for being confident and more committed on my responsibility. Newcastle University also provided a large scope to interact with other international students for academic discussion, sharing thoughts and participating different multicultural activities. These sorts of dimensional activities ultimately helped me a lot to be more professional as well as cautious about my personal and family life.

Having Masters in Environmental Studies leads me to contribute in relevant post of different Ministries of Bangladesh like Ministry of Agriculture, Education and Local Government Division. I also worked as consultant in Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) under UNDP. Experience of Australian education added a strong value for getting such a specilized job under UNDP which gave me a new platform for contributing much in the climate change and disaster management sector.

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 November 2015 11:18:17 AM

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