Cody - Student Profile
Cody Mayoh, Canada
What course did you take and in which year?
MSc History of International Relations, in 1999-2000.
Why did you choose to study international history?
The simple answer is: People. As an undergraduate two different men who I respected greatly (and who didn't know each other and were LSE Alumni themselves) both recommended that I undertake a Master's degree at the LSE upon completion of my undergraduate studies. I also knew that LSE had an excellent international reputation and I was going to meet and interact with brilliant people from all over the world with similar interests to mine.
I chose the History of International Relations degree because I have always felt that History as an academic discipline, required the individual to examine the available information to interpret and assess for themselves why certain events had transpired. This focus on independent thought versus a more model based approach to learning was important to me, and I was also very keen to add an international dimension to my studies in order to have a wider understanding of the global environment I was about to step out into, both personally and professionally, upon the completion of my studies.
What was the highlight of your studies at LSE?
An education shared with high calibre people, passion for knowledge, and intellectual stimulation, combined with the relationships and friendships I developed during my time at the LSE have contributed greatly to the platform upon which I have built my life.
How would you sum up your time as a Masters student at LSE?
I can honestly say that it was one of the hardest challenges I have ever undertaken, but is definitely one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The opportunity to develop such a deep well of knowledge and expertise has helped me to establish a platform from which I will now pursue both personal and professional goals for the rest of my life.