Case study – Samreen Khan

What is your nationality?Samreen

Indian

What/when did you study at Durham?

MA Marketing (2010-2011).

What are you doing now?

I am managing applications, admissions and marketing as UK Admissions & Marketing Manager, Pan-India at SI-UK Education Council (An Education, MNC focussed primarily on UK) at their Delhi office. I also work as a goodwill Ambassador for Durham University exclusively for SI-UK events.

What does your job involve?

My role is multifaceted and thus gives me a grander opportunity to explore myself each day. I am actively responsible for in-country applications for all three SI-UK offices; Delhi, Bangalore & Chennai, company marketing and liaising with external & internal partners, including International & admission officers from a large number of UK Universities. In addition, I look after business development for the company, which enables me to promote Higher Education, deliver presentations on the same in schools, colleges and education fairs; while I also work on new age media especially social media for the company.

Furthermore, as an International goodwill ambassador for Durham, I represent them at various events including fairs, tours and seminars held by SI-UK to meet prospective students and parents for imparting accurate information regarding courses and sharing first-hand experience of University with them.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

My Durham degree has supported both, academically and qualitatively while the aura of the place creates an appetite for success in your persona, inevitably. The core concepts of planning effective marketing plans and implementing marketing strategies for business development for using at work were of a great support; while the compendium of skills gained while studying at Durham enhanced by overall portfolio altogether, making me equipped with a plethora of bents. The experience of interacting in a multicultural environment and indulging in a vast number of activities paved the way to a great learning platform each day.

What advice would you give to current students?

Focussing on your degree is desirable however making the most of your time at Durham is indispensable. Try new activities, get into clubs & societies, be an active participant and an all-rounder. Definitely, work in one of the colleges or with the University if given a chance, no matter even if it is just for a day! Be open to learning and criticism, be innovative, independent and teach yourself to mingle with anything and everything. A new place is always a great experience, both for self-learning and exploring.

Any other information you want to provide?

Do not give up easily. Take part in as many activities, events and fairs as possible. Do get hands on experience of working in the UK for sure and experience the work ethics there. Get all student discount cards and travel around the UK with friends and solo; balance study, work & travel and thereby gain a priceless experience for your lifetime.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any help that I can give on UK education/Durham:

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