Student profile: Abigail Saunders

Why did you choose to study Music at the University of Liverpool?

I chose Liverpool’s music course because of the wide range of modules, the staff and support that I can access alongside the course. 


What do you enjoy most about the course, and why? 

I enjoy my theory and psychology because at Liverpool I get the opportunity to study what I want, and gain experience from a wide area of the music industry. 


Can you tell us about an exciting project you have completed on your course? 

On my course I got the opportunity to take part in Turtle Song which was composing songs with dementia clients over several weeks, and get the opportunity to perform them in the new auditorium. 

Rapid fire questions with Abigail Saunders

What does Liverpool have to offer as a city? 

Liverpool as a city offers a wide range of diversity, open and green spaces while also being a friendly community. 


Can you tell us about the teaching methods/how your learning has been facilitated?

The teaching at Liverpool University is quite supportive, 3-week turnaround on feedback and staff are always available to talk through assignment planning and feedback whenever they are not teaching.


What extra-or co-curricular activities do you take part in, and how do these affect your student experience? 

At Liverpool there are many societies I can be a part of including disability and the music society. By doing extra-curricular stuff it offers me a break from life and study, while enabling me to be in a less pressured music environment.


What are your ambitions for the future and how will your experiences at the University of Liverpool help you in your future career?

My ambition is to be a music therapist. By being at Liverpool it has given me an insight and opportunities. Many other universities do not have the facilities to run modules where you get to learn about the hidden music industry many people do not think of.


If you could go back, what advice would you have given yourself before going to University?

I would move out and go into accommodation to be close to campus and be part of more societies.