Ambassador for Malaysia
The best thing about Liverpool is the diverse and vibrant student community it has to offer as well as all the various experiences and opportunities. The multiple exposure and experiences, I gain in Liverpool, will help me increase my confidence in communicating with different people from various backgrounds and cultures, and will help me to adapt to whatever situation I am put in and still be able to execute my goal.
The University of Liverpool has been supportive and understanding during such difficult circumstances. I am currently reading law and the lecturers have been very helpful. I can email them when I am unsure about a topic and they will answer my inquiries and do their best to ensure that I am on track with my studies. The university also provides excellent materials and explanations for the modules that assist me in my assignments and examinations. I am proud to be in a reputable law faculty, in a ‘red brick’, Russell Group university. This motivates me to strive and push myself in fulfilling my potential as well as maintaining the university’s excellence.
What I love most about the city of Liverpool is the student centric environment that is rich in culture. There are many places and landmarks to go to within the city such as the Royal Albert Dock, Baltic Market, Anfield stadium and parks like the Sefton park. The architecture of the buildings gives out a historical ambience, and living expenses in Liverpool are cheaper compared to other cities in the United Kingdom.
In my leisure time, I like to exercise such as going for a jog or playing sports such as tennis and football. I am also committed in the University’s Liverpool Malaysian society where I hold the role as the Media and Marketing Officer, and as an adventurous individual, I love to explore new places and socialise with new people.
The best thing about Liverpool is the diverse and vibrant student community it has and all the various experiences and opportunities it has to offer. The multiple exposure and experiences, I gain in Liverpool, will help me increase my confidence in communicating with different people from various backgrounds and cultures, and will help me to adapt to whatever situation I am put in.
Danial's top tips
- Get in touch with your nation’s society through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram before you arrive. You could also contact the UoL international student ambassador representative from your country. This will give you comfort and assurance, especially when coming into a totally new environment where you do not know anyone. These societies and students will do their best in answering all your questions and make you feel at home!
- Try to obtain an accommodation as early as possible. In your first year, it is advised for you to stay in a university accommodation. This is common because it is the easiest way to meet new people and live in a student environment. It can be confusing and tricky for penultimate year students to find an accommodation. To secure a decent living place, you have to start making your decision as early as January. You will usually end up in a private accommodation which is not so far from the campus and city or a house such as in Kensington or Smithdown Road. Renting a house is cost saving and you can have more privacy by sharing a 7-room accommodation.
- Research the various UK banks and mobile networks available in the city. Each of them will have their own offers and ways in registering. You are one of thousands of students who will be applying to create an account. It is advised for you to get this sorted early and find out which suits you best as it affects your daily life activities.
- Research Liverpool and find out what the city has to offer. Familiarise yourself with the different stores and restaurants available. There are many things to see and experience in this wonderful city, so be prepared and don’t miss out!