Studying in London During the Global Pandemic
by Pheap Bunleang, MA in Social Media and Digital Communication @University of Westminster, UK


We all started 2020 with the most horrendous global pandemic. It paused and halted every aspect of our lives. The Covid-19 outbreak has taken away millions of lives. It disrupted our activities as well as the goals we set out to accomplish. The thing is, we can either succumb to the nightmare this virus has brought, or we find ways to adapt and rise above it.

Getting from Cambodia to London is the furthest I have ever travelled. As a matter of fact, it is the first time that I flew out of Asia. I arrived in London in late September 2020 to undertake my MA in Social Media & Digital Communication, all excited, nervous, and uncertain of what the whole year will be like, notably joining the university online amidst the global pandemic.

Adapting to online learning

Before coming here, I worked in different NGOs for a couple of years. Getting back into academia took me yet another learning curve; not finishing reading before classes has made me realize how consuming reading is! But after working on my time management and getting myself to read more often, I find myself going to... click to read more from university of Westminster blog

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