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Norfarahin Zainal Abidin - MSc Accounting and Financial Management
Besides conducting courses having a global outlook with an internationally relevant curriculum, the university is well known for its innovative, high quality teaching, learning and research.. The lecturer’s assistance in terms of educational and personal developments via academic review tutor results in a very promising atmosphere for me. Similarly, under practical programme nature, the classes have boosted my confidence through participations. The staffs are also seemed to be committed in assisting all their students to succeed in their studies.
The Welcome Week has enabled me to organize myself more systematically in terms of registration and enrolment, place of stay at the university’s hall of residence, adapt to the surrounding such as culture, weather, local people, transportation system and many more; and build good relationship with other students, university staffs and local communities too. I would strongly recommend this to international students who are first time studying abroad.
Stephen Tiong Yong Xiang - BA Business Management
I would say being able to make new friends is what I enjoyed the most out of my time studying in the UK. Moreover, I also had great chances to learn more about British culture and improve my English. I like everything about my course, especially the individual presentation and group presentation work. I am learning to write reports using academic references which are a new skill and new way of learning for me.
I have developed new learning skills and learnt about the education culture at UK universities. The style of teaching and learning is very independent compared to my country. Although I am not used to this I am learning to adapt to it. I hope that I will be able to find a job in the UK if possible, Otherwise I might go to Singapore or South Korea to find a job.
Zahia Zamri - MSc Accounting and Financial Management
The University of Gloucestershire is a Gold-approved learning partner for the ACCA qualification, so it permits me to do the MSc course and study for the ACCA Professional papers concurrently. I really like the Park Campus, the friends I’ve made, the facilities on offer and the lecturers and staffs.
The learning process here is more independent than in my country. The helpful lecturers encourage us to think of what and how prior knowledge can be applied. I have become more independent in learning the subjects, the learning is more argumentative rather than confined to yes/no. The experience has been mind-provoking and has taught me to think out of the box in exploring subject matters.
Cheng Hui Wong - Early Childhood Studies
I chose the University of Gloucestershire because of its beautiful, peaceful location. It is a great place to study, as everyone is very friendly, and I get a lot of support from the lecturers. I’m learning a lot about my subject- Early Childhood Studies, and I’m enjoying comparing this to the care of children in Malaysia. In my spare time I enjoy doing sports, watching movies and eating nice food from the university refectory! After I graduate I hope to get involved in volunteering and I would like to teach in a rural area overseas
Stephanie Augustin - MA Journalism
The university is placed in a rather pretty town in the Cotswolds, so if you enjoy walks and a relatively quiet nightlife, this place is a good fit. It also has many active sports teams and rather extensive library collections that gel well together. London is only a 2-hour bus ride away and the Racecourse nearby is always looking for part-time workers, so managing your finances is quite doable.
Having worked as a journalist, I learnt a bit of Adobe InDesign for newspaper layouts on the job, but here I have been learning even more layout tips and tricks. The course is very practical, and I am learning video recording, reporting and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro. The software that we use is expensive, industry-standard so having constant access to them in the university's edit suite has helped me brush up my multimedia reporting skills. I'll certainly have gained additional skills when I return to the newsroom. One of my potential employers is an online news portal, and learning to edit and package news quickly for online, print, and broadcast platforms will enhance my career potential in this respect. I am no longer limited by medium, especially in this current journalism job market situation where there are more opportunities online.
Syaza Abdur Rahman - BA (Hons) Visual Communication
Studying in the UK, what I love the most is the whole experience of meeting new people, learning a new culture, and being in a different country. I also like the idea that get to do almost two courses in one, because I get to choose two modules from two different courses (graphic design and advertising), so I get a feel of how it would be like to do both those courses.
In my free time I enjoy playing music and singing, as well as reading and watching television programmes and films. I'm hoping to find a job in England, maybe Bristol, in either a design studio or an advertising agency.
Muhammad Hasif Bin Nor Azmi - BA Accounting and Financial Management
At first, I was not that sure which university I wanted to go to after I finished my foundation. I had attended an exhibition back in Malaysia, where I first met my agent from E-west. As my interest was in Accounting, she highly recommended to further my studies at Gloucestershire, as they provided ACCA accreditation and full exemptions from the fundamental papers.
I have enjoyed every single class over the course of my studies here. Even though, some of the subjects were hard to understand, with the support of the university staff I was able to adapt to it. The lectures never fail to make me keen to gain knowledge.
Being in a quiet and peaceful environment helped me feel comfortable, and it more or less feels like back home. I have also had the opportunity to get to know more about different cultures, as this university has students from all around the world.
Zara Kim Chen - BA Early Childhood Studies
The university has a very British vibe and I love the environment. It’s beneficial for learning or just hanging out. Besides the environment, the University provides a lot of support for International students, with International Student Advisors and the Student Helpzone. Being an international student can be very daunting, but these people make the transition fairly comfortable. The lecturers (at least in my course) do provided a lot of academic and moral support.
The thing I like best about this course is that it promotes a lot of independent study and critical thinking. During classes, lecturers provide the opportunity for group discussions, which not only lets me voice out my opinion, but hear the opinion of my peers. I find this to be helpful, as an international student, as I have little background knowledge about the legislation and culture of the UK. Besides obtaining a degree, I think the experience of a different culture and different people will teach me how to deal with situations that I may face in the work place.
Chan Weng Khai - Msc Accounting and Finance
I think the main attraction of the university to potential students is the fact that it was able to provide a postgraduate degree course for non-graduating professionals who do not possess a bachelor degree but with a professional degree. This is one of the rare features of this course offered by a British university and should attract potential students who are members of professional accountancy bodies.
The course offered new insights into the field of accountancy and finance at postgraduate level. After graduation, I was able to place myself above my peers and counterparts in terms of gaining new knowledge and skills. The effect was so powerful that I was offered a more senior accounting position than the one I actually applied for immediately after graduating. This indicates the confidence and assurance my employer had on me with this qualification that I hold.
Gwendoline Choon Ping Heng - BA (Hons) Early childhood Studies
University of Gloucestershire is not just well known for its high quality education courses, but it has also revealed to me a well-rounded perspective of British life. The caring hospitality of all the staff and the wonderful experiences during welcome week enabled me to feel welcome and settled in a new environment. Similarly, it has been great to make new friends and see cultures from all around the world interacting in one beautiful place. It also has an optimal learning environment for me to do a lot of independent studies.
My experiences in University of Gloucestershire have not only enabled me to develop better time management skills, planning and become more independent, disciplined and effective in my study life, but they have also opened my mind to the new avenue of my future career path. Therefore, I could say the capabilities I have developed have strongly impacted my passion to work with young children and make a difference in their lives at the early age.
Zhi Ya Chin - BA (Hons) Hotel, Resort and Events Management
I chose the University of Gloucestershire as it was highly recommended by agents in Malaysia for my course of interest. I have really enjoy it so far, especially modules on Business and Hotel and Resort Management and Food and Beverage Management. I have been on a field trips around UK and I had a great time taking part in group work with my course mates.
The best thing about my time here has been getting to meet staff and students at the social events such as the International Café, going on
trips organised by the Student Union, and the events organised by our own course leaders and representatives.
Gloucestershire also has a good geographical location (it is in between Bristol and Birmingham, and is convenient to take busses to Oxford and London). There is a high level of safety here. There is a lot to do and in my free time I enjoy going to the cinema and theatre, attending social events, days or nights out with friends and doing part time work.
After I graduate I hope to work in an amusement park/hotel/resort or consider studying for a Master’s degree.
Hannah Beh Wei Theng - BA (Hons) Tourism Management
I chose the University of Gloucestershire because I was interested in most of the modules on the course, particularly the area focusing on New Business Development. I have enjoyed the flexibility of doing my own research, whilst having helpful academic guidance from reliable lecturers and supportive tutors. The university provides a good balance between study and entertainment time; I have been able to travel a lot and blog about my experience in my spare time. The location here is great too - I love the slow pace life style in Gloucestershire. It is more peaceful, and not as busy as other big cities. After I graduate I hope to get a job in the industry I love – working with travel or animals.
Imran Bin Ainol Razman - BA (Hons) Marketing, Advertising and Branding
Interesting enough, I hadn't imagine myself doing a business degree - the word 'business' spurs images of people in sharply dressed suits talking in financial lingo. I don't exactly fit that mold; a friend complimented my fashion sense as 'art school' and I have a tendency to panic when making important phone calls (e.g. doctor appointments).
I chose University of Gloucestershire via clearance and after initially considering a course in the Media School, I was very pleased with my current choice in the Business school. It was relatively hassle-free process and the people I contacted were very understanding to my situation.
Personal experience at university so far is great. Honestly, I felt quite a bit alienated when I got here since everyone was a complete stranger to me. Quickly Cheltenham has become a second home to me with the friendships I'd made. If you got people to trust and talk to about your problems, then everything is fine.
Claudia Cheah - BA (Hons) Product Design
I arrived in Cheltenham in January 2015 and started the eight-month foundation course in Art, Media and Design with INTO. During those eight months, my tutors provided me a lot of support and guided me throughout the university application process. We looked at other universities that offer the same course as well, however, in the end, I decided to resume my studies in University of Gloucestershire because I felt that the product design course often requires a lot of student involvement and also the size of lectures are quite small. I am in my second term now and am grateful that the right decision was made to stay in Cheltenham.
We got the chance to go on a five day trip to Barcelona and were accompanied by the course leader of product design and fashion design. We visited some of the famous landmarks in Barcelona, for example, Sagarda Familia, Park Guell, La Padrero and so on. We also visited the deign museum and had a workshop in the materials library where we were introduced to the latest and most innovative materials in the market right now. It was such an amazing experience and I was very much inspired throughout the trip.
Carmen Ho - BA (Hons) Early Child Studies (Level 6)
The reason why I choice this university is because I was allowed to enter into the final year. As the duration is only one year it allows me to graduate quickly and start my career. I enjoy the discussion during classes and that our assignment aren't so rigid when it comes to writing out our essays. This allows us to be creative and critical in our work.
I love to explore Cheltenham and I enjoy experiencing the different scenery, and exploring different, beautiful villages here. I truly enjoy meeting and making new friends here, every one is so friendly which makes me feel welcomed. I spend my free time cooking, watching movies or taking part in sports clubs activities.
Low Rii-Chuan - BA (Hons) Film & Television Production (Level 6)
There are a few reasons why I chose the University of Gloucestershire as my preferred option. Firstly,
because it offers the course that I'm interested in. Secondly, I wanted a study environment that is away from the city and Uni of Glos caught my attention because of their excellent services and support in assisting a students' need. Thirdly, it offers work experience options which is exactly what I need the moment I complete my course.
What I like about my course is that, my personal tutor has worked in the media industry and this gives us the upper hand in terms of knowledge of the media. He knows the most up to date scenarios happening in the industry. Besides that, my course allows me to take part in hands-on projects and execute them. Each subject is properly explained on the module guide and it gives me a clear view of what I'm bound to learn and achieve by the end of it.
My favourite thing about Gloucestershire is the environment. I've been here for 3 and a half months and to be honest, I have nothing to complain about. It's peaceful, modern and an ideal place for students.
Karthik Karunanithy - BSc (Hons) Psychology
I came across the university as my sister was also studying in the Park campus. I fell in love with the place and town, and thought it was an ideal place to focus on my studies. I also spoke to the course leader, and was impressed by his insights on education and how learning and studying Psychology is the key to transforming lives.
What I enjoyed the most about my time at the University of Gloucestershire was the opportunity to learn from world class lecturers with experience in research. Many of them have authored books and are leaders in the industry. Being paired with lecturers, who helped me push the boundaries in my thesis and writing a paper on the limitations on visual short term memory. The course allowed me to explore the nuances in psychology theories. It trained me to be scientific in my approach to understanding human behaviour and how to empower lives.
To me, my campus Francis Close Hall was the most beautiful place in Gloucestershire. It's such a stunning campus in a quiet town, which is ideal for focusing on studying.