Masters Scholarships Recent Winners


For the academic year 2020/2021, we have one new masters student who is about to embark upon their studies, with the help of OR Society sponsorship. Meet our newest scholarship student:

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Maryam Mojdehi

My first professional career was nursing in my home country of Iran, through which I have eight years’ experience of analysing data to make appropriate decisions about patient care. After my international relocation almost a decade ago I pursued my life-long passion for mathematics, statistics and data analysis. This eventually culminated in my graduation with first-class BSc Honours degree in Mathematics from Manchester Metropolitan University in Summer 2019. During my studies, I undertook a wide range of units focussed on advanced analytical methods and statistical techniques which fired my interest in Operational Research. I subsequently spent a year developing my professional experience by undertaking a variety of office-based data roles, including a post at the Information Commissioners’ Office and most recently the General Medical Council.

Through these experiences, and I have become committed to securing a career in OR. I am excited to be joining the MSc Business Analytics, Operational Research and Risk Analysis course at the University of Manchester. I know this experience will equip me an excellent grounding in the core areas of data analytics, risk analysis, optimization and decision making, and am confident it will provide me with excellent opportunities to explore my own research interests and support me in acquiring the necessary analytical and risk management skills required for any public sector or commercial/business environment.

I am a single parent of a teenager who begins her own university career in Medicine this year. I worked part-time during my undergraduate degree to support my daughter and my own studies and found it challenging to balance full-time study with part-time work and being a full-time mum. The support provided by The OR Society’s Scholarship will enable me to stop working and focus full time on my OR studies at the UoM – when I’m not worrying about my daughter and her own exciting university life!

For more information about the OR Society’s £10,000 Scholarships for Master’s Degree Students contact: [email protected]