Maupe Ogun – Postgraduate (international)

Maupe is from Nigeria and studied for her Masters in International Relations and Development Studies at the University of East Anglia.

How did you find the experience of studying in the UK?

My experience in the UK, above anything else, expanded my horizons. I had the opportunity to examine more closely the benefits of democracy as practised in other countries – and not just in the UK. UK universities are very international. I was privileged to interact with students from other parts of the world and learn first-hand about their countries.

What really struck me about studying in the UK was that we students were given the platform by our tutors to ask questions from an enlightened point of view.

How did studying in the UK help shape your career?

My UK course gave me the confidence to interrogate and ask the questions that people in authority don’t always want you to ask.

As a news anchor, I thrive on asking difficult questions of the political class. This is essential to my job, and it demands courage at all times – particularly as the only female on the show.

Maupe is now a presenter on Sunrise Daily, one of Nigeria’s most-watched news and current affairs programmes, broadcasting to thousands of viewers every weekday morning. This case study was originally posted by Study UK and is published with kind permission.