Areeg Ragab from Egypt - 2013 Participant


I was privileged to be one of the delegates representing British council-Famelab Egypt in the forum of its 55th year; it was really a unique opportunity for me to learn about so many things and to meet new people coming from 60 countries with different cultures and backgrounds. The counselors were very friendly, encouraging and supporting; throughout the forum I have made many friendships and we all shared our experiences all together, it was amazing that we had the chance to form such friendships and bonds that will last forever.


One of the greatest things was having the chance to attend lectures that are led by scientists and experts at the top of their field; The forum covered all areas of science, but the theme this year was about “Crossing Science Boundaries” considering how solving the scientific challenges ahead of us seem increasingly to demand an inter-disciplinary approach, we have taken an in depth look at how students can best equip themselves to learn and continually adapt in this scientific environment and how to best explore the future developments in the sciences.

And as a Famelab winner in Egypt, i was very pleased to attend British council “Famelab” session with Dr. Andrew Steele.

Aside from the great lectures, we were provided with a rich social programme which allowed exploring such a great city as London, the trips to London eye, the Stonehenge and the theatre nights were SUPERB!

It is difficult to put into words how a life changing LIYSF was, but I am most grateful to LIYSF for giving me this opportunity which has made me consider my future career in science.

I will always cherish these memories, and if there is one thing I need that would be having a chance in the future to go back to LIYSF again not just as a student, but hopefully as a speaker.

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