Adhraa A. Naser

English and Creative Writing PhD student

Adhraa came from Iraq to complete her PhD at Plymouth University

"It was at Plymouth University that I could perfect my English language and feel like a true researcher and the knowledgeable academic I wanted to be."

Adhraa’s PhD: The Influence of 20th Century British War Poetry on the Development of Modern Iraqi War Poetry

"My name is Adhraa A. Naser, I am from Iraq, and I was honoured to have received a scholarship to finish my PhD study at Plymouth University in 2012: I worked on cultural representations of the Iran-Iraq War. My doctoral degree from Plymouth University is now my passport to powerful representation in the academic field in Iraq and worldwide."

"The four years I spent at the University and the city was a life-changing experience. I am now lecturing in the College of Education for Women at Baghdad University. It was at Plymouth University that I could perfect my English language and feel like a true researcher, and the knowledgeable academic I wanted to be. The university support was endless, professional and covered all details of my study and personal life. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Plymouth University and their staff for the tremendous effort they made during my study, to help me to become the researcher and the woman I am today."