SAFER ticks all the right boxes

Emma Fuchs is a second-year Security Governance Student.

SAFER Student Story by Emma Fuchs

Hi, I’m Emma, a second-year Security Governance Student from Germany. Next to studying, I am also the president of the international association based on the city center campus, ESN FINT. I did my Bachelor’s in Global Project and Change Management, which basically is project management centered around sustainability. It focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and I was especially interested in Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. I found this program on security that ticked all the right boxes. It also offers many free-choice credits so that I can focus on and further develop my interests.

If this program has taught me anything, it is that security and safety mean something different for everyone. Everyone has other priorities and fears related to them. Keeping these fears to a minimum and being in a state of comfort means feeling safe to me.

The program is multidisciplinary. What niche are you interested in?

This is a difficult question as I am interested in many different niches. I think I am especially interested in security issues that can cause trauma, as I want to reduce and keep people free from trauma. Next to that, I am also interested in general research needs in security that can reduce threats. This can, for example, also be an analysis of current security curricula in Europe to adjust them to current security trends to prepare future security experts.

What would you say to someone planning to study this program?

Apply! I doubted at first, as I had only found out about the city Tampere through this program. Maybe you never imagined moving to Finland, of all places, for your studies, but trust me, it is a unique experience I recommend to everyone. Tampere will feel like home very soon.