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Orion Assefaw

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

For this course the University has secured funding from the UK Office For Students to offer eight scholarships of £10,000 each to students from under-represented groups studying this programme.

I am an Eritrean citizen who currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been living in the Uk since 2013. I have about 10 years work experience (both foreign and UK ) and am a mature student.

Before this course I studied Statistics at the University of Asmara, Eritrea and hold a BA Degree for that. I also hold a Diploma of Higher Education in Data Analytics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

I found out about the Scholarship for this MSc as I was actively searching on the web for a decent masters degree program in Data Science, and came across the University of Liverpool's program which I found to be very nice, because of the important modules and the fact that it intertwins AI with Data Science. I then learned that it also offers OFS Scholarship to minority groups and disabled students. The process for applying was a very short and straightforward application form, which was much easier and shorter than I expected.

The best part about the course is the fact that it's a good conversion path, as it teaches all the necessary ingredients a Data Scientist needs. The modules are all really good and important. As a whole the course is demanding with a busy schedule, and plenty of assignments and group work.

For me, the University of Liverpool has helped me by providing all the necessary student services whenever I need them. For example the student wellbeing and welfare services.

Outside of studying I am a father of 2 children, and so I assist in looking after them. I also do occasional Interpreting work.

My future plans are to get my masters done, and work in the healthcare tech sector or perhaps Sports AI field.


Find out more about the Scholarship and apply here