Nida Rathore

One of the things I like about Manchester is that it is multicultural; everyone is really friendly which helps you settle in quickly.

 

How did you decide on your degree choice? What appealed about Manchester?

The University of Manchester is among the world’s leading universities, which offers you a lot of opportunities. Because of this you can benefit both academically and socially. I wanted to study Chemistry at Manchester because teaching is delivered as a mixture of lectures, tutorials, workshops, labs and group work offering you a high level of learning support.

What were your first impressions of the university and the city?

One of the things I like about Manchester is that it is  multicultural; everyone is really friendly which helps you settle in quickly. Life on campus is great!

What are you most enjoying about your course?

I enjoy using the interactive online learning tools which provide a personalised learning environment, helping you to become better prepared.

What skills and attributes do you think you have gained from your course and co-curricular activities so far?

From the course, I have gained many skills such as presentational skills, being able to analyse problems and think critically.

I am also a student ambassador, where I help with the activities organised by the university, such as open days. By meeting and working with different people, I have expanded my team work and communication skills.  

How do you think you are benefitting from studying at Manchester?

There are many opportunities available, for example taking part in Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP), run by the award-winning careers service, and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). Volunteering in such activities will allow you to become highly employable and help you to prepare for your future career.

What advice would you give to students considering applying for the same course that you took?

I would recommend studying Chemistry at Manchester, as it offers you an opportunity to gain many transferrable skills. There are also many societies you can join, from sports to music. While studying at Manchester, you can thoroughly enjoy student life!

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