Alexandra Mudzingwa's Story
Alexandra Mudzingwa, one of our MSc Aviation Security students, recently sat down and shared with us how her experience as a part-time, distance-learning BNU student is going so far. Alongside her studies, Alexandra works as an Aviation Security Instructor and Mentor for the Somali Police Force’s Aviation Security division at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu Somalia.
I have learnt so much from the programme – most notably, I learnt about the importance of security risk management which is something Somalia needs in order to protect their airports from AUIs
Alongside being one of the few universities that offer an MSc in Aviation Security, some of the other motivations for Alexandra joining BNU included “the part-time studying aspect which is fully compatible with individuals who work full-time”.
As well as the flexible delivery of the course, there was an importance that the learnings from the course could easily transfer into her organisation. “I work alongside local aviation security stakeholders and our main objective is developing and strengthening the capacity of the Federal Government of Somalia to achieve international aviation security, safety and operational standards. The challenges that Somalia faces as a nation and the task at hand motivated me to join the MSc Aviation Security.”
When asked whether the programme has had a positive impact on her current job, Alexandra told us, “I have learnt so much from the programme – most notably, I learnt about the importance of security risk management which is something Somalia needs in order to protect their airports from AUIs.”
When asked why other students should consider MSc Aviation Security at BNU, the main focus was on the application to your own work. Alexandra shared, “the contents of the course provide you with critical theoretical knowledge of aviation security that you can apply to your work-based environment.”