Ambassador for India
I enjoy interacting with people from different countries on my course and I absolutely love being part of this multicultural environment. The lecturers on my course are industry experts who interweave theory with their own professional experiences.
As an international student I feel it is very important to be aware of and be able to access help when you need it and the university has dedicated teams to help international students with any aspect of their life from academic to personal issues, which is a relief for students and parents and gives us the reassurance that help is always there if we need it. The lecturers at this Russell Group university are heavily involved with research and have a lot of valuable real-world knowledge and experience to share with students. Furthermore, Liverpool has an excellent reputation with employers in the UK and throughout the world, which will give me an advantage when looking for a job.
My favourite thing about the city is also how multicultural it is. This international environment fosters a culture of open-mindedness and acceptance that encourages us to broaden our perspectives and exposes us to new ways of thinking. This is something that makes the city stand out and enriches the experience of students.
I have signed up with the South Asian society, the Business Management Society and the British Sign Language Society and attended the Liverpool Malaysian Society’s meet-and-greet event. Having moved around a lot since I was a child, I developed a passion for travelling, and have visited many countries throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. In my free time, I love learning about different cultures and languages. I recently started learning Turkish online to expand my language skills and enhance my employment prospects.
Manya's top tips
- Try to get most of your shopping out of the way and sort out all your paperwork (BRP, bank account, etc.) as soon as possible to avoid feeling stressed as your to-do list gets crammed with assignments and deadlines
- Don’t be scared to ask for help. Chances are other international students have the same question/s as you, and you will feel relieved if you sort your doubts out rather than letting them build up
- Remember that you are not alone. There will be times when you feel this way, but you must remind yourself there are so many people going through the exact same thing as you
- Give yourself time. Do not put too much pressure on yourself to make friends or feel at home immediately because it takes time to settle in.