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GIIDAE: Indonesia Scholarship

Terry Previo Avianto, MSc Food Security and Development (2019)

Prior to his studies at Reading, Terry Previo was a lecturer in Factory Process Management and Poultry and Fishery Process Techniques at Wijaya Kusuma University, located in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Talking about why he was interested in studying for a Master's degree in Food Security and Development interested, Terry Previo said:

"Food is one of the fundamentals of life, which effects our productivity and therefore effects the economy as a whole. It is therefore important to keep our food secure so we can progress towards the future.

"In Indonesia, it is important to keep food secure and offer an equal price for goods across the whole country. We can then improve our productivity to expand our economy and become a more developed country."

He continued:

"I enjoy the diversity of people on my programme, as I can learn from their different perspectives. I have also really benefitted from the learning experiences here at Reading, for example when looking into a problem and its solutions, we have to start from the bottom and learn the basics of the problem in order to find a suitable solution."

Terry Previo has enjoyed living in Reading so far, taking note of the excellent transport links across the UK which have been ideal for people like himself who want to travel. Alongside enjoying the beautiful campus scenery, he continues to be amazed by the endless support the University has provided to him since receiving his offer.

He added:

"I am extremely grateful to have been selected for the GIIDAE International Scholarship because it has made my dream to study abroad a beautiful reality. I am happy with the diversity here at Reading and I look forward to continuing my PHD here in the future. If you want to study Agriculture, then Reading is the best place to be!"

In future, Terry Previo hopes to work in the area of government consultancy as he aspires to help and influence governments to make policies that are fair among people and achieve desired goals for development.