As someone who has never travelled far from home, I am really happy I came to Liverpool it’s a wonderful city. The people are helpful and welcoming and the city is vibrant and buzzing with energy.
I appreciate how we have been introduced to the different facets of Occupational Therapy (OT), the theory and the practical aspects and how important research is to the profession. I am only in my first year but I have already learned so much on what it takes to be an Occupational Therapist. My lecturers put in so much effort to get to know students and make international students feel comfortable and cultivate an open environment so that students are happy to be involved in class discussions without feeling intimidated.
Much like the city it is in, the University of Liverpool is full of energy. The Guild organises plenty of events to look forward to including all the societies which make the whole student experience come to life and gives you a good academic and social balance.
Reisydah's top tips
- Make sure you have all your documents ready i.e. passport, visa and etc, before coming to the UK.
- Reach out to international students staying in Liverpool, preferably those from your home country, because they are a lot of help when it comes to settling in.
- There is a wide range of student halls in Liverpool so when deciding on accommodation, think about how close it is to university, supermarkets/superstores and city centre.
- Get vaccinated before coming to the UK. This will help speed along the process especially if you are going out for placements.