Moving for university was the first time I'd come to the UK and little did I know it would be a life changing experience. I came to the UK to study IT Management for Business (ITMB) where I met lots of wonderful people, experienced adventures I never would’ve if I hadn’t come here and pushed myself academically to pursue different projects and developed skills that would help me in my career.
The best thing about my course was that it was a small cohort of 30 people, who were less like ‘course-mates’ and more like friends. This gave us the opportunity to get to know each other well and participate in projects and employer-sponsored competitions that exposed us to the working world. With a good mix of technical and business modules, through real-life case study projects and presentations, I believe this course has provided me with all-inclusive traits that prepare you for the working world. By speaking to friends from other courses, I’ve never felt more grateful of doing a degree that is so relevant to real life!
Being a part of the ITMB society also gave me a chance to connect with employers throughout our course. This provided networking opportunities, which I thought was just “LinkedIn made easy” while also enhancing our interpersonal skills. On top of this, working for a year in industry warmed me up to the intimidating world of work. It rewarded me in various ways, from giving me an incredibly valuable skillset, to learning how to work within a professional environment. Overall, an experience I wouldn’t change for the world! And I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the chance.
Lastly, meeting people from all over the world has taught me a lot about the different kinds of people you get to meet in life, where some stay or some just pass through. I think this process is the one where you truly transition into an ‘adult’ and learn and enjoy yourself at university!
Meeting people, bridging the gap between education and employment and most importantly, making the most of these 4 years has been the greatest learning curve I have achieved in life. I’m excited for what the future holds!