I decided to study at Brunel University because the course structure is ideal for my needs and future career. The location of Brunel is great in that it is more affordable than Central London, but is within a reasonable distance to the city centre.
Brunel is your community away from home - I enjoy the mixture of cultures and nationalities around campus and I have made so many new friends from all around the world. The campus is buzzing and there is something to do and see every day. There are good sport facilities on campus, and I can practice my favourite sport – swimming - nearby. Academic support is provided throughout the year, especially language support for international students - in short, everything is designed to help you focus on your studies and enjoy yourself.
I will start volunteering with an NGO working with street children in Nepal as a part of my course. I am working on a volunteering scheme with Brunel Placement and Career Centre (PCC), and sometimes I help out with Brunel International.
My advice to prospective students would be to make sure the course is right for your needs. Check the modules, assessment methods and learning outcomes before you choose, then once you have done that, come to Brunel and enjoy the variety of academic, sport, and social activities available.
Brunel has students from all around the world, so make new friends from different nationalities and cultures, as this will change your perception and enrich your life.
The course structure is unique almost anywhere in the UK. The course is well designed and balanced covering macro and micro issues around the subject, and helping students to develop new competencies. The course will help me to integrate my previous experience with my new knowledge and skills to get into international development and re-launch my career.