Carlos Guerra Ramos
Sustainable and Structural Engineering MSc (Eng)
Why did you choose a master’s at the University of Liverpool?
When I was in my home country searching for postgraduate courses, I was looking at several places such as Australia and Canada, but it was Liverpool that offered me the best option for my studies. I really liked that Liverpool is a multicultural city, and having read students’ experiences online and how beautiful they found Liverpool, I then decided that it was the best choice for me.
What’s the best thing about studying in your department?
The lecturers have a high level of knowledge in civil Engineering. In the lectures they showed us real engineering cases, they are very patience with the international students too. At the beginning for me was difficult but they helped me a lot.
How do the facilities in the University help you with your studies?
The University offers several facilities to help me with my studies, for example, the Harold Cohen Library is perfect and there is always space to study. The computer rooms are always available and they have engineer software available to allow me to do my coursework. Other facilities such as the Liverpool Guild of Students and Sports Centre means I have been able to be involved in other activities here in Liverpool too.
What kind of support do you get from academic staff?
Our lecturers always give us advice on how to study and the important information that will help us. Also, they told us how to improve our studies and always at the end of the class, they seek to solve our doubts.
What do you enjoy most about the whole experience?
What I most enjoy here is a new culture. I’m coming from South America, the culture there is different. Also, I’m improving my English too, the language at the beginning it’s difficult but during my master I’m practicing every day my English.
How do you believe undertaking postgraduate study will help your career prospects?
It will enhance my knowledge in Civil Engineering, also it makes me more mature and responsible. These characteristics would push me to continue studying to become a better professional.
What advice would you give to anybody considering postgraduate study?
If you feel confident in pursuing further study and have the chance, do it. It is difficult but with hard work you won’t have any problem.
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