Carl Morris Jameel PhD scholar
What would you recommend about studying at the Centre for Islam in the UK?
The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK is a leading research centre for the academic study of Muslims in Britain. It is the ideal place for anyone with an interest in this area. The support and academic specialisation from the staff is exceptionally strong, while the intellectual activity provided by the small but dynamic community of students is immensely stimulating. The MA and PhD run by the centre are both excellent routes into this field for anyone considering either an academic or a related professional career.
How are your Cardiff studies helping you develop your future career choice?
The MA provided me with academic skills and knowledge that allowed me to successfully apply for PhD funding. Without the specific competencies of this MA it is extremely unlikely that I would have been awarded PhD funding to continue along an academic career path.
What do you enjoy most about your research?
The most enjoyable part of my current PhD research is the relationship I have with the staff at the research centre. While I’m given a great deal of freedom to pursue my individual research interests, along the way I’ve been continually supported with friendly and highly professional supervision.
What is the best thing about being a student at Cardiff?
I enjoy the intellectual vibe at the research centre, with visiting speakers and a variety of other academic opportunities a regular feature of everyday life in Cardiff. My horizons have been significantly widened since studying here.
What opportunities do you feel have opened up to you as a result of being a Cardiff University Jameel Scholar?
With the completion of my PhD I hope to continue along the academic route of lecturing and conducting further research. This would not have been possible without the Jameel Scholarship. It is not an exaggeration to state that the Jameel Scholarship has fundamentally changed my future career path for the better.