Mario Alaverez Fuentes
MA Political Communication
“After more than ten years working as a journalist in several newspapers in Chile, I felt that I needed to take a breath to distance and critically reflect on what I have been doing as a practitioner in the field of media. My idea was to do a Master’s degree with strong theoretical foundations, enriching and cutting-edge debates, and with the possibility to get in touch with people from all over the world. I have found all those things during this year in the MA Political Communication programme.
I have also found scholars with relevant publications and fresh perspectives, a free environment to carry out my ideas in the assignments, and all the required library and facilities resources available. I have had an extraordinary experience as a student with family as well, with a balance of appropriate workload and a well-sized city which provides the opportunity to spend quality time with my beloved ones. As a journalist, this has been a valuable experience to enrich my performance as a practitioner, especially because I have received both analytical and conceptual tools to observe ongoing trends in the field.”