Doowuese Jennifer Ubebe, MSc Food Science (Food Biotechnology)

Doowuese Jennifer Ubebe

What course are you studying?

I am studying Food Science (Food Biotechnology)

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?

I decided to study a masters at the University of Leeds because I did my research and found out that the University provides quality education and diversity not just in terms of my course Food Science but also with regards to the people. The University is also one of the leading research institutes and the School of Food Science and Nutrition is highly ranked.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?

The best aspect of studying on my course and at the University so far has been the practical knowledge I have gained. The University’s provision of excellent facilities for research and practical work has been amazing. Also, I have been fortunate to interact with people from different cultural diversities and backgrounds.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

I have completed just a few exciting projects. I did a research on the salt content in both home-made and take away bread. I was also involved in the Annual BBC Children in Need Bake Sale and Cake Competition done by the School of Food Science and Nutrition.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer to students?

Leeds as a city is like a two-sided coin, there are so many activities both during the day and night. The environment is calm and peaceful for the student life but there’s also the nightlife to relax and socialize after work. The Leeds campus is a ten minute walk from the city centre and as a student, you will have access to a thriving cultural centre, hundreds of bars and restaurants and a variety of shopping places.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I plan on working in the industrial sector, explore the world of modern food biotechnology and also contribute to the community through my work.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

Leeds has built my views on team work and practical discipline through laboratory research, presentations and projects. These skills will help mold me for my future career.