Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Milcah Lalam

MA Theatre and Development Studies | 2007 - 2008

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What made you decide to do this MA programme?
It is the only programme I found after searching for two years, in the universities world-over, that fitted well with the theatre practitioner's background I had and that would enable me to fulfil my desire to become a professional development worker.

Why did you choose to study at POLIS?
I chose POLIS because it is well recognized for its strong research background in development issues and has experienced renowned lecturers.

What do you think of your course so far – How has it matched your expectations?
Yes the course exceeded my expectations. I came to have a much better understanding about globalisation and its influence in current development practice that I feel truly a citizen of the global village.

What have you enjoyed most about the course so far?
I enjoyed learning from the interactive seminar presentations by students from all over the world.

What would you say about the facilities in the School and at the University in general?
The facilities are the up-to-date and very easy to learn how to use. I particularly enjoyed using the online resources and reserving books in the library even before they are returned. The university is truly a place where learning and exchange of knowledge takes places in the most modern and student-friendly environments i have ever been to.

What would you say to anyone thinking of applying to your course?
Hurry while places can still be found on the course. You will have no regrets. It will be the best time of your life.

What do you hope to be doing once you graduate?
I hope to return to Africa and promote the use of theatre as an effective methodology for community development programmes among development agencies.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like jogging with my flatmate and trying to cook new recipes from other parts of the world.

What are your plans for the future?
To become an expert in the use of theatre for development in post-conflict countries.

Is there anything you would change about POLIS?
Having no lectures and instead seminars and workshops by visiting practitioners from the field.

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