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Samer Wehbe, MSc Agriculture and Development (2021)


What did you do before coming to Reading?

Before I came to the University of Reading, I studied for my bachelor's degree in Business Marketing at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

What are your career aspirations?

I know for a fact that this programme will open many doors to further my career development. In the future, I hope to take big steps in the area of agricultural sustainable intensification.

What interested you in your chosen area of study?

I have always been interested in agriculture. Having previously studied business, I am confident that the opportunity to put both degrees hand in hand, will allow me to steer my career into something I'm truly passionate about.

Why did you choose Reading?

I chose Reading because of its prestigious standing, the quality of education it provides to its students and the emphasis that it puts on hands-on and on-site experiences.

How do you think this qualification will help you in the future?

I am confident that a prestigious degree in Agriculture from the University of Reading will facilitate my career progression and allow me to have an advantage in a forever competitive job market.

What have you enjoyed most about your time at Reading?

I have enjoyed everything in my time at Reading - the campus, the staff, and my fellow students.

Would you recommend the programme to other students, if so why?

I would definitely recommend the programme for anyone aiming to study Agriculture and Development. The programme is well developed and covers many areas I did not initially expect it to cover, and the support provided to students is exemplary.

How has the Scholarship helped you?

The GIIDAE scholarship provided me with the financial support I needed to take on this degree and change the direction of my professional career.