Sony Chandi Shrestha from Nepal discusses her experience of her PhD research in Pharmaceutical Science at London Met, made possible by her Limerick Fund/International Students House Scholarship.
What did receiving this scholarship mean to you?
Being awarded the London Metropolitan University Limerick Fund/International Student House Scholarship has provided me a platform to pursue research in the area I am passionate about and I am truly grateful.
What do you like best about your course?
It has been a wonderful journey progressing from a taught postgraduate course to a research degree in pharmaceutical sciences at London Met. The best part of my research has been in overcoming the challenge in formulation and optimisation of a novel drug delivery system for the management of cardiovascular diseases. Collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has been pivotal in broadening my horizons.
Does anything surprise you about your course or London Met?
It has been exciting how research keeps evolving over time with newer and wider prospects.
What do you like about life in London?
Life in London, a thriving melting pot of diverse backgrounds, has been amazing since the beginning and has given me valuable international friendship and understanding. This has also been enhanced by my residency at the International Students House which itself provides a platform for overall development.
What are your career plans once you complete your course?
After completion of my degree, I would like to gain as much experience as possible to supplement my knowledge and research potential. I aspire to contribute and transfer my knowledge, skills and expertise in the pharmaceutical sector in Nepal, where it is much needed.