My research interest is agrarian indebtedness in India. I am also a part of Oxford Microfinance Initiative, and am working with ten other Oxford students to design loan-products for entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Kenya. My course is a 9-month whirlwind, and being a part of LMH’s homely and supportive community (especially, the vibrant and friendly graduate mass) has made it easier for me to face course-related stress, and enjoy my Oxford experience.
My first tryst with LMH was via the admissions staff, who I found to be extremely responsive and accessible. My opinion has only been strengthened since I’ve arrived in LMH. The Principal and The Tutor for Graduates have shown great sensitivity to the fact that I am self-funding my education, and have suggested alternative funding options for me. I share a cottage with four LMHers, and residing within the walls of the College has been a stupendous experience. One of the most important facilities here is the dining hall and its wholesome, well-prepared meals.
I shall not hesitate to admit that when I return to Oxford for a DPhil, LMH will most certainly be my first college preference.
Sourovi De, MSc in Economics for Development