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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Kebapetse Lotshwao

Kebapetse Lotshwao
Kebapetse Lotshwao
MSc in African Studies
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Lecturer in undergraduate politics, University of Botswana

Why did you decide to apply for the MSc programme in African Studies?

I applied for MSc in African Studies because I wanted to broaden my knowledge of Africa, especially politics. Having heard about the reputation of the University of Edinburgh, I then applied for the MSc programme.

What is like being a student in Edinburgh?

Being a student in Edinburgh is great experience. Most importantly, it exposes one to an International student community, and thus a chance to learn many things from other students, especially their cultures. Adapting to the city and the University is also relatively easy, since most of the people are very receptive and welcoming. Finally, the academics and research facilities in the University are just so good and allow a student to realize their full potential.

What are the best memories of this experience?

I can never forget our CAS class seminars. They were very well organized and the debates were very informative. Socially, I liked playing football in the Meadows.

What have you done since graduating?

I joined the University of Botswana in February 2008 as Lecturer in Undergraduate politics. Some of the courses that I have taught include Contemporary African Politics and the Politics of Regionalism. I have also been doing some research and publishing some articles, mainly on Botswana and South African Politics, my two countries of research interest.