“I had decided to enrol in the MPhil for Technology Policy as I had a background in information technology management and aimed to complement this with an understanding of policy. This MPhil also allows you to select electives from the Department of Engineering which allowed me to tailor the programme to fit my personal interests. I had the opportunity to evaluate the UK government’s decarbonisation strategy which is currently a pressing issue. This was an assignment under the electricity and environment elective. The programme further allowed me to discuss the technologies I was particularly interested in such as autonomous vehicles and non-fungible tokens from a policy perspective.
“The Final Group Project replaces the usual dissertation which allows you to work alongside a reputable firm or organisation and act as a consultant. I had the privilege of working with the compound management team at AstraZeneca on a consultancy project. It was great to be given a real-life assignment which involved client meetings, presenting a solution to the given problem and competitor research. Through this particular module, I was able to broaden my work experience to include technology consulting.”
Before coming to Cambridge, Zara studied Information Technology Management for Business at the University of Manchester. During her time there she was able to complete a placement year at Adobe as an E-commerce Analyst working with their consumer and business retention team.