University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of
Media, Languages and Cultures

SMLC Alumni Profiles




Afqah Farieza Abdul Aziz 

My experience doing the International Communication Studies programme is probably one of the best things that happened in my life. Not only was I able to learn things that I loved but I wasable to gain experiences in the related field through my internship programme and from getting in touch with experts in their field during lectures. Apart from the courses, what stood out for me the most when studying at the School of Media Languages and Cultures (SMLC) was the fact that what we learnt was relevant and applicable to the real world. Although it was hard to see at first, but as time went on, it got easier to understand how the world works and how things are related with one another. I hope to use my knowledge and experience to be able to contribute as much as I can in my related field and make the changes that will benefit others.  







Piya Raj Sukhani 

Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University 

The International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature degree is an eclectic course that promises to open a multitude of opportunities. School of Media Languages and Cultures (SMLC) educators are stellar and their classes are incredibly thought-provoking. However, the education I received at SMLC truly exceeded my expectations as it transcended the boundariesof classroom walls and contributed towards a holistic development: I had the chance to network with political leaders and governmental representatives of ASEAN and the UK at a Wilton Park forum inThailand, I received media training at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Conference in Indonesia, and my aptitude for debating was honed at the International Student Summit in the UK. 




Monnie Tee Suet Ling 

PR Executive at Circuit Communications, candidate for graduate studies on Digital Media and Society in Cardiff University 

The International Communication Studies course has not only enabled my growth as an individual both knowledge and skill-wise, but it also allowed me to meet so many dierent people who share the same passion for the communications field.  











Miriam Ruiz Mendoza 

Director of Testing and Advocacy for Latin America at Aids Healthcare Foundation
After obtaining my Master's degree at University of Nottingham Malaysia, I went back to my home country Mexico and I am currently the Director of Testing and Advocacy for Latin America at Aids Healthcare Foundation. The insights I obtained from a broad international perspective while studying Cultural Studies were the basis to land in that job, as well as the prestige of the University. There was no other way to find this exciting path for life. 







Athira Nortajuddin

Business Development, UKEC

I spent almost four years in University of Nottingham Malaysia, from Foundation in Arts to a three-year Honours degree in International Communication Studies with Spanish. I learned valuable and a variety of modules including public relations and propaganda, communications, media, creative writing and journalism, among others, and through this course, a lot of doors were opened for me. It has led me to a professional experience in digital marketing, copywriting, public relations and now as a business developer with UKEC.International Communication Studies, the lecturers and my old course-mates have helped me tremendously in my career today and I am eternally grateful.  





Thant Sin Oo 

Internet researcher, Myanmar 

After my graduation from University of Nottingham in 2013, I immediately started working in the development field in Myanmar. My focus has always been on digital media and internet for social change. Since then, I
have worked at various international NGOs in my country, pursued a masters degree in the UK, attended international conferences, and volunteered as an English teacher all the way across the globe in Ecuador, thanks to the confidence I gained from studying at School of Media Languages and Cultures (SMLC). If there's one thing I learnt best from (B.A. (Hons) International Communications Studies), my professors taught me to be able to critique status quo and find new perspectives. Honestly, I might have forgotten all the readings from the classes, and that's normal, but the overall knowledge and experience at SMLC taught me to be different and challenge the old ways. Critical thinking, managing myself, and organising complex projects on my own are skills I gained for lifetime. I am currently working as an internet researcher in Myanmar. 



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