5 April 2018
Tips for international students starting university in the UK
Biomedical Science student Sandip, who studies in Cambridge, shares his top 5 tips for settling into university life in the UK. Read more…
12 February 2014
I joined Anglia Ruskin in week four after making a decision to drop a sponsored degree and, quite frankly, I haven’t looked back!
It’s crazy the amount of people I’ve met and how diverse they are. I mean, my family is Serbian and English isn’t my first language, so it was a pleasant surprise to see my tutor/module leader was Serbian too, as well as meeting three others whilst in uni!
But enough of the foreign-ness. I have to admit it was strange starting education again after a year out. I was all over the place with deadlines, doing my work and coping to reference EVERY little thing I wrote and getting research to back EVERYTHING I said up. Kinda drives you mad at first, but I guess you sort of get into it after a while! (Unless I’m still doing it wrong and my results are awful, then completely disregard this and I’ll find a little hole to hide in.)
But yeah, I found myself struggling to cope or see the point in some bits (as with most things in life). I managed two firsts in my first couple of assignments, but then made a rubbish judgement of listening to a rumour which could have cost me over five marks. (I could have cried when I found out – yup, I’m THAT much of a wimp.) So – there’s my first lesson of the year: GREAT BIG TICK. But to sum it all up, I do actually love Anglia Ruskin and want to get more involved with the uni. I’ll let you know later where my efforts get me…