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A Day in the Life of "Political Analysis and Public Policy" Programme Student

In an attempt to learn more about the pastime of our students, we spent a day with a first-year student of our Political Analysis and Public Policy programme - Oluwafunto Abosede Abimbola.

A Day in the Life of "Political Analysis and Public Policy" Programme Student

This story is about my colleague and good friend Oluwafunto Abimbola, who kindly agree to participate in this project. Oluwafunto is from Osun state, Nigeria. She has already lived in three cities in Nigeria – Lagos, Ibadan, and Ilesa. Now she lives in Moscow and is studying in the Higher School of Economics’ master’s programme, “Political Analysis and Public Policy.” 

If someone asked me to describe her personality, I would say that Oluwafunto is a workaholic and very determined, but at the same time she is always positive and cheerful. Every time I refer to her name or greet to her, she always smiles back at me and it is always sincere. 

Some interesting facts about Oluwafunto Abimbola

Here you can see what Oluwafunto Abosede Abimbola shared about Moscow, her life and plans for the summer...

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Together with Oluwafunto we chose Tuesday for the story – turns out it is her favorite day of the week. She thinks that Monday is a very trivial choice, but Tuesday is a true beginning of the week and every Tuesday she expects a week full of interesting events!

Oluwafunto usually sleeps for about 6 hours and wakes up at 9-10 a.m., then she has a European breakfast: porridge, sausages, or cereals, with milk. After the standard morning routine, she is studying at home if she has time for this, as she does on Tuesdays. She tries to search and collect information for her future assignments in order to be well-prepared when time comes to do them. She is a person who does not like to put things off until the last minute. On Tuesdays, she loves to have an afternoon nap before coming to university.

Take a look at Oluwafunto Abosede Abimbola's impression on the Urban Policy and Governance in the BRICS Countries class

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Oluwafunto is very happy that she was admitted to the Public Policy track. She’d long dreamed of studying Public Policy right from her undergraduate years. In the evening, when she comes home, on Tuesdays she loves to watch Netflix (different reality TV shows) and perhaps to read something either for studying or for the soul, like books on marketing, entrepreneurship, or famous politicians. 

On weekends, she usually does laundry, talks with family on Saturdays and goes to the church on Sundays – Winners Chapel. She may visit her friends – “sometimes we stay indoors and watch movies and sometimes we go to the malls to have some fun and to do shopping,” says Oluwafunto. 

Recently we all had an exam week. You can find how that went for Oluwafunto Abosede Abimbola below...

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It is hard to disagree with this position, that one should always put as much effort as possible, but not forget about themself. A tired and exhausted student loses a positive attitude and motivation to study, and, as a result, receives worse grades, which is no reason for happiness. I think that Oluwafunto’s Tuesdays are an ideal combination of studying and leisure activities.  

 

Written by Valentina Voronina.