Learning international lessons in public health

Learning international lessons in public health

Working as a volunteer in public health in India demonstrated to Ankita Chandra the need to learn international lessons.

Working as a volunteer in public health in India demonstrated to Ankita Chandra the need to learn international lessons.

She said: “As a dental practitioner in India I was involved with many voluntary health outreach programs, which led to my interest in public health and a desire to expand my knowledge and skills.”

Her passion for the subject brought her to the University of Aberdeen to study for her MSc in Public Health.

“The University of Aberdeen was my first choice for pursuing a Master of Public Health Degree as it was one of the best ranked universities of UK.  I felt that a public health degree from this university would enable me to bring back adequate knowledge to help make a better contribution to the healthcare of my home country.”

In recognition of her potential, Ankita was awarded a British Council Scholarship to assist with her studies. 

“I was one among 100 women candidates to be awarded this prestigious scholarship to pursue educational in UK and as a British Council Scholarship recipient, it was a privilege to meet and be congratulated by the former Prime Minister, Theresa May.”

“My experience at the University of Aberdeen has remarkable. Apart from the high-quality academic training I received, I also had the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of international students in my class and be part of ongoing discussions about public health issues experienced in different countries which have given me a real life insight.”