Here’s to new beginnings

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Over the last couple of months, the main word that has been directed towards me is formed of three letters: “WHY?“.

Why leave your country, family, friends?”

Why do you want to study Journalism?”

Why do you want to study at Kingston University London?”

At one point my life had become one overpowering “I don’t know.”. I was tired looking for answers and I just took everything as it was, step by step. 

The decision that I have made had been extremely difficult, not only for me but for everyone around me. Leaving everything behind, turning the page and starting over in a new country, a new city gave me the motivation to be the best version of myself. Since I love adventuring into the unknown, I believe that coming to the United Kingdom is my once in a lifetime opportunity to start fresh, find myself and my purpose. Luckily I feel as if I belong here. I feel free.

Journalism has such a broad understanding. Everyone has a different definition of what journalism is. Whenever somebody asks me why do I actually want to study journalism I say loud and clear: “I have a voice. I want to learn how to use it, learn how to make a weapon of it and help others find their voices.”. I believe in freedom, in 

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the freedom of speech and journalism stands by this belief.

Kingston University London has been one of the best decisions of my life, this and also moisturizing on a daily basis. Leaving jokes aside, my life has changed radically since being here, changed for the better. The teachers are incredibly dedicated to their work and students, the timetable is really flexible and allows one to work, but also find the time to relax and the seminars, lectures and workshops are engaging, intriguing and thought-provoking.

Last but not least, the coffee at Kingston University is always a good idea, trust me.

  Irina 

Author: irinaiacob

I am a journalist from Bucharest, Romania, currently trying my luck in London. I believe that "knowledge is power but enthusiasm pulls the switch." I have a passion for filming and editing photos and videos. I always write with a cup of coffee in my hand.

3 thoughts

  1. Wow Irina, chapeau! We really do need active and conscious journalists, especially at this point in History, when everything is about numbers, and marketing, and reproducing the dominant discourses. We need idealists like you. The fact that you are humble enough to want to “learn how to use your voice” says a lot. The fact that you want to be of service to others in the base for Journalism, in my opinion. Last but not the least: “I believe in freedom, in the freedom of speech and journalism stands by this belief. ❤ You go girl!

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