Hello! Long time no see, right? I hope everyone who is reading this blog had an amazing rest-week after exam period and ready to start semester 2 or for applicants a good time considering and applying to the universities. Anyways, I would like to summarise the benefits of applying to and studying at the University of Manchester.
My first impression of the university is that it is a perfectly tuned learning mechanism, which, nevertheless, adapts to the needs of a particular student. For example, you can choose half of all subjects yourself, that is, you don’t like math, you have an option to minimize or fully remove it from your course, so you will choose what suits your interest. In addition to a well-organised educational process (schedule for the year ahead, lightning-fast resolution of bureaucratic issues, etc.), students have access to various services for development and support.
The Employment Center, or Career Service, provides seminars and consultations on how to look for a job, write a resume, and pass interviews. For students who experience difficulties with English, special help groups are open, where a specialist can proofread the work together with the student and point out its shortcomings, so all your assignments can be the highest quality. What can be better than that? And what's next?
As I am second year student, I have to start considering internships and placements after my graduation, the earlier you start thinking about it, the better it will be for you. As you know, “measure seven times - cut once”, which in the context of choosing a profession can be reinterpreted as “try seven times - choose once”. In this sense, studying at the University of Manchester has been of great benefit, as a large number of practical tasks and internships that are available for you significantly help to establish what you like to do and what "goes" and what does not.
Like to explore? - Go to graduate school. If you like to make presentations, you could think about a teaching career. In any case, no matter what choice you make, everyone will be yours, and a lot of practice helps to better understand yourself and choose the right direction.
Overall, my experience at the Alliance Business School has been amazing, and I cannot wait to see what this year has yet to offer. I constantly find ways to push myself out of my comfort zone and experience everything I anticipated to learn and do. In the city of Manchester, every day feels like you are on vacation and you are going to a beautiful spot in and around the city. My key takeaway of being an international student is giving myself the time to recognise and acknowledge the things moving quickly around me. My experiences and my adjustment to the city is merely a process that gets better each day. My advice to you- do not let the complexity of a situation get the better of you and hold you back from achieving what you have come to conquer! And who knows, you may fall in love with the city, the memories you have created, and eventually call Manchester your second home.