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Farida

Medicine and Surgery MBChB

Ambassador for Egypt

I love how supportive the staff and students are at the University of Liverpool, I found it very easy to settle in as everyone was so helpful.

Although my course is demanding, the way it is taught makes it very enjoyable and allows me to socialise through lots of interactive seminars and events. Having so many activities and societies also helps me relieve the stress from the workload of studying medicine. They give me so many opportunities to meet and connect with people from different courses and the wider community including meeting and talking to professors who do revolutionary research that I used to only read about.

At weekends I enjoy visiting friends from home at their universities in London or Manchester. I also keep busy with the societies I have joined such as the Innovation in Medicine society and volunteering for CLIC Sargent and fundraising to help youngsters battling cancer.

Farida's top tips

  1. Join different societies to meet people with similar interests and make friends outside your course.
  2. Get out of your comfort zone and interact with as many people as you can. University life is about meeting all kinds of people, and don't worry if you don't click with people instantly, you still have plenty of time and you'll be meeting new people all the time.
  3. Decorate your room to make it more homely and make sure you stay in touch with friends and family from home to help you deal with home sickness.
  4. Have a routine, eg have specified times of when you would go to the gym, hang out with friends, and go out so you don't feel all over the place and can settle in smoothly.