Islam and the West is a very diverse Masters’ degree. It encourages the use of a wide variety of texts and styles, which means that Hossay has to be flexible in the way that she works.

Presentations and essays have developed her skills as a historian but have also encouraged her to operate within different fields, such as Law.

Hossay has also recognised the importance of reflecting on her own progress. Not only does this help her keep on track academically but she sees this as an essential skill to take on to the world of work.