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Medicine MBChB

Ambassador for Portugal

My lectures are well organised, engaging and challenging. The use of small tutor-lead and student-lead groups makes the learning more personalised and interesting. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, going to the gym, I’m a member of the music society I play the drums and guitar.

I'm a mentor at Debate mate, where I teach children from underprivileged backgrounds how to improve their debating skills and prepare them to become tomorrow's leaders. I also joined the Neurosoc and First aid society because they relate to my degree and have helped me improve a variety of skills that will be useful for my degree in the future. Studying in Liverpool will provide me with experiences that will help me to improve as an individual and make me a well-rounded professional in the future.

Staff are always helpful and support international students with everything from money related problems, to wellbeing issues and career guidance. The university facilities include various technologies to aid you with your learning, including virtual reality. The Guild is amazingly well organised and they provide activities to encourage students to engage in different activities to help us meet new people while having once in a lifetime experiences.

Liverpool has a vibrant atmosphere filled with lovely people from different backgrounds. One of the best advantages of Liverpool is that it is small enough to have all of the relevant social, tourist and educational areas within walking distance, but it is still big enough to provide you with magnificent buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and marvellous natural spaces such as Sefton Park.

Eric's top tips

  1. Plan ahead: Make sure you know how you're going to get all your belongings to your accommodation
  2. Get involved: Make full use of the free 1-month society memberships and the sports team taster sessions to meet new people, continue with your existing hobbies or find a new one
  3. Choose catered accommodation if possible: The restaurant in Vine Court is a great way to make new friends and keep in constant contact
  4. Keep in touch with your family and friends: Making frequent video calls with people you care about is a great way to avoid feeling homesick while keeping you motivated.