“Commencing the programme in September 2017, I was stunned by how different everything was from what I was used to – food was not spicy and the hottest days were colder than the coldest days back home. I took on the challenge of adapting and embraced the opportunity to try new food, cycle on the left side of the road (back home it would have been on the right side) and teach people to pronounce my name correctly. I got to experience winter for the first time, and when the weather got warmer, I got to punt and explore Cambridge.
“All through the programme, I was inspired by my interactions with students and lecturers across Cambridge. One beautiful thing about the programme was the opportunity to take electives at the Business School and the Department of Engineering. The electives together with the core modules gave me a rigorous training in business, policy and management. Moreover, I received helpful feedback on coursework which enabled me to improve the quality of my papers. Another wonderful part of the programme was the trip to Brussels and Luxembourg to visit the European Commission and other EU institutions such as the Parliament, Court of Justice and Investment Bank. Among our many activities, we got to attend a passionate parliamentary debate on the future of Europe. Capping the entire programme was the Final Group Project, which was an excellent platform for developing consulting skills. My group worked with the Bank of England (BoE) on a very interesting project. The BoE was very supportive and the project enabled me to sharpen my research, teamwork, client management and time management skills.
“Overall, I believe the MPhil in Technology Policy is a great programme and would recommend it for anyone interested in technology policy issues ranging from data protection to clean energy.”
Before coming to Cambridge, Ebubechukwu studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Covenant University in Nigeria. On graduating from Covenant University in 2015, he worked at Huawei Technologies as an intern under the aegis of the National Youth Service Corps.
Ebubechukwu is currently working as a Technology Consultant at Deloitte in London.