Marta Maria Nicolazzi

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The Goldsmiths campus was free, open, supportive, stimulating and friendly.

Looking back, studying at Goldsmiths has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. It completely changed the way I think, perceive, analyse and feel the world around me. One of the things I found extremely fascinating was how free, open, supportive, stimulating and friendly the entire campus was, from the students to the professors, to the entire staff. I could feel around me the energy of some of the greater academics in the world while having a strong sense of familiarity. It has been a wonderful bubble that I called my second home. South East London is one of the most real, exciting, funny, attractive, diverse and vibrant areas of London. 

At the moment I am a social researcher, writer, educator and activist. After Goldsmiths, I undertook a MA in Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights at UCL. Now I am working part-time for Unicef in Milan while collaborating with independent magazines, writing my feminist blog and planning a PhD. I am not sure about what the future will hold for me but so far it has been great also thanks to what I have learnt during my BA. I surely would not be the person I am or doing what I love without it.

Arriving at a university in London can be somehow frightening, disorientating and overwhelming. A huge city, new teaching methods, strong critical thinking, many interesting opinions, hot topics of discussion, meeting different people and their cultures: a lot to take in. But at the end of your journey, those will be the things that will make you richer and stronger.