February 13, 2018, by International students
International Student Ambassadors: Ruhul from Bangladesh
Our International Student Ambassadors provide campus tours, telephone calls and social media for international students preparing to study at Nottingham. Ruhul is from Bangladesh and is studying MSc Clinical and Molecular Microbiology. Here are his thoughts on life at Nottingham.
Why did you choose the University of Nottingham?
I wanted to study in a world class university and the University of Nottingham is ranked 84th in the world according to the QS world ranking and is a member of the Russell Group. Moreover, the University has Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rated gold in 2017. Additionally, I achieved Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship provided by the university. So, all the above-mentioned points motivated me to choose the University of Nottingham.
What is your favourite thing about the University of Nottingham?
The quality of the teachers and being able to work and hear from excellent researchers.
What is the best thing about your course?
The design of the course. The course has a different kind of course syllabus and exam pattern to make us proper researchers and scientists.
Did you receive a scholarship?
I won the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship for 2017-2018 session.
What was your first impression of the University of Nottingham?
It was like a dream come true. Dream of studying in a world class university with funding.
What societies have you got involved with?
I am involved with Bengali Society.
What do you like about Nottingham as a city?
It’s a student city, cheaper comparing other cities (in my experience). Relatively smaller city, so less travelling is needed for going anywhere.
What is your experience of accommodation in Nottingham?
It’s safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
What are you planning to do next with your career?
Going back to my home country, joining as lecturer at any reputed private university and continuing my research work.
What is your favourite thing about your course?
The depth of the course. The course provided me much deeper knowledge than I expected. So, my learning experience has been fantastic.
What would be your top tips for a new international student starting at the University of Nottingham in their first year?
Involve in activities of welcome week as much as possible and mix with people as much as possible. Never hesitate to share your problem here with anyone, everyone is friendly and helpful.