Dr Anuradha Katyal
"The faculty always made me feel at home and were very prompt in replying to my queries."
Dr Anuradha Katyal, a programme manager for ACCESS Health International (a non-governmental organisation in India), shares her experience of studying MSc Healthcare Management at Surrey.
What attracted you to choose Surrey and to study your course here?
I really liked the course content.
What is the one thing you would say about your course to someone who doesn’t know anything about it?
The courses are very demanding, the faculty are very helpful and the library is amazing.
The course content is distributed evenly throughout the year, giving you ample time to think about the master’s thesis and work towards it. The faculty always made me feel at home and were very prompt in replying to my queries.
The University has many additional evening courses such as academic writing, foreign languages. The library has huge collection of books, journals and movies. The staff at the library were very helpful in explaining to me the nuances of academic writing which I was massively struggling with initially. I owe my four publications to my faculty and the library staff of the University.
How did you change as a person during your time as a Surrey student?
I feel I became a much more tolerant person as I met people from different countries. I adapt better in unpredictable environments now and my writing skills are also much better now.
What do you do now, and what do you find most enjoyable about your line of work?
I am a programme manager for an NGO, ACCESS Health International in India. What is most enjoyable about the role is that it is research oriented and I get to work with data.
What are your top tips for students aspiring to work in your profession?
Non-profit sector jobs are very fulfilling and the work conditions are very diverse. My managing director is Swedish, my immediate boss is American and I report to an Indian lady, yet everyone has common vision. It’s good to look for unity in diversity and I learnt that at Surrey.