Hajar Zahouchi

How did it feel to graduate today?

I was very ecstatic, happy, and a little bit sad as my parents could not make it because of COVID-19, but all of my friends came. I'm so happy to graduate with all of my colleagues, even though we couldn't see each other during the course because we studied online.

What made you choose this course?

I did my undergrad at London Met - I studied Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc and it was great, so I wanted to do my master's here. I wasn't sure what to study so finally I thought since I've studied cyber security, I might as well do my master's in computer networking, so that was great. I had a few lecturers that had taught me during my undergrad, it was nice to see them again and be in their classes.

What was the best part of your course?

I would say the best thing about my course was definitely the digital forensic and cyber security aspect of it. It was such a great course; the lecturers were great, very helpful. Even though we were all studying online during lockdown it was still easy to get in contact with them.

What was the most challenging part of your course?

The hardest part was trying to finish my thesis. I had just come out of surgery so it was hard to complete it, but with the support of my lecturers, my family and my friends, I was able to finish it. It was great, I'm happy and proud of it.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying a degree?

My advice would be: it's okay if you don't succeed but definitely go for it because it is worth it. Education is the best, and also London Met is great and always helpful.

What are your plans now you’ve graduated?

I'm currently working for London Met as an IT tech support, we call it IT Techsmart. I'm also looking to find work as a cyber security advisor in the future, so I'm working towards that as well.

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"It was such a great course; the lecturers were great [and] very helpful."

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Hajar shares how it feels to graduate

We caught up with Hajar to find out about her experience of studying at London Met