While penning down my experiences for this piece, I can’t help but recall a time when I actually dreaded the thought of joining LUMS, an institution associated with many social myths and taboos. Little did I know then that this experience would turn my life around like none other.
They say that the days you spend at university are the best of one’s life. There can be no doubt then, that the university you choose can make or break your future, so pick wisely. Throughout our time as university students, we learn plenty of lessons that are geared to prepare us for our futures. However, the lessons of university life are not merely those we learn in classrooms; the many memories we accrue are from hours spent with friends on campus, the traditions we pick up on and the relationships we forge.
The sprawling green campus, spreading across acres, is a self-sufficient city in its own. The five Schools; Suleman Dawood School of Business, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Sheikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education, offer a diverse range of subject and career opportunities along with lavish facilities.
Surrounded with those majestic red bricks, standing as a bastion of innovation and progress for over three decades now, LUMS has produced some of the most dynamic leaders and individuals in various fields. LUMS taught me how to think differently, and gave me the confidence that I could never have imagined possessing. I still remember a time when I would tremble before making a presentation. The pronounced change in my personality would have never been possible had it not been for the socially active societies, uniquely designed courses and the personal effort required to get through the challenges LUMS presents its students.
It all started with one right step; that’s how LUMS changed so many lives
Be it those late nights spent in the library chasing crazy deadlines or basking in the sun in the central courtyard doing last minute revisions; those hurried meals in PDC or simply just a stroll down the dorm corridor; as well as those hard-hitting discussions with the incredibly qualified faculty who groomed and shaped us into the leaders of our own fate; all these experiences put together make me realise that joining LUMS was perhaps one of the best decisions of my life.
Unlike many universities that may bombard students with rote knowledge, calling it education, LUMS stresses upon equipping its students with the skills necessary to put their education to practical use giving them the freedom to let their imagination roam free and pushes them to carve their ideas into reality by giving form to what many may consider merely a student’s vivid imagination.