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Alumni Profile Avraham Goodman

Avraham’s research at Roehampton and the support of his professors really affirmed his career path. He is currently a host at the Museum of London and has started an MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.

Posted: 2 February 2012

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Avraham Goodman, 2009 BA History graduate

Avraham Goodman is a 2009 graduate from the University of Roehampton’s undergraduate History programme. He is currently a host at the Museum of London and has started an MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. He recently got in touch with Roehampton to speak about how his course years influenced his future career path and gave him a strong desire to continue on with his education.

Originally attracted by the stunning campus at an Open Day, Avraham said: “The campus and its proximity to London make it unique. You can enjoy the two sides, the sprawling lawns, woodlands and historic buildings are the perfect setting for campus life – then down the road, it’s London. A world city. It is an amazing place to explore and discover.”

Although he lived off-campus in a nearby borough, he explained how he was still able to partake in the student life and campus atmosphere.

“While the on campus students have the collegiate experience and rivalries, like Digby Vs Froebel, Frigby, I never felt like I was missing out because it was so easy to grab a coffee with friends after a lecture or seminar on campus. I also actually enjoyed the work, the study and the research. The lecturers where very helpful and the resources were inspirational- there is a huge number of archives and resources available in the Library- with a café to boot,” he said

“But the highlight for me has to be my dissertation. I put a lot of work into my dissertation. It wasn't fun all the time, but when it all came together I was really pleased with it. It was a challenge, hard work, frustrating and yet so satisfying. It is something I am still very proud of.”

Avraham’s research at Roehampton and the support of his professors really affirmed his career path: “I got on very well with my dissertation supervisor and she was able to help me move towards my career. I got to spend time in my last year volunteering at a Museum which gave me the desire and the drive to make a career out working in them.”

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