Student profile: Dushyanth Srinivasa
Name: Dushyanth Srinivasa
Course: Law LLB
Why is Bangor University a good choice for the course you are studying?
There are more than 100 universities in the UK and surprisingly only a few are recognised by the Bar Council of India, Bangor University being one of them. If you want to study law for 3 years and then go back home then you want that to be a recognised degree. My department is also one of the best in the UK. Being a law student, I feel that we have one of the best libraries!
Tell us what you like about academic teaching quality at Bangor University?
I think the teaching here is more than satisfactory. It's not a one way conversation in lectures, you can actually interact with the teachers, it's more of an interactive session rather than a lecture. Moreover, there are tutorials as well which are helpful. The classroom experience is good, the lecturers are friendly, as well as the slides in which they put up on blackboard for us to use. I also like the fact that the study material is available to the students a few days before the session so we can study it beforehand.
What is the social life like in Bangor? Are you involved in any societies or sports teams? How easy it is to make friends here?
It is easy to make friends here! People from all over the world come here and are all out of their comfort zone and they all want to meet people and make friends. I think people are friendly here, especially the Welsh people, they are really polite. I am a member of the Chess Society, Indian Society, Archery Club, International Society as well as many others, and the best part is that you don’t have to pay for it! Compared to most other universities where students need to pay to be a member of clubs and societies, I think we are definitely at an advantage here.
Your experience of living in university accommodation OR private accommodation?
For the first two years, I stayed in university accommodation on the Friddoedd Site, and in my final year I stayed in private accommodation. I don’t have any complaints about either of them, I think they were both pretty good, and better than what they offer in many other universities. I have friends and family at other universities whom I have visited and I would say that we have the best accommodation available. I would say it is the best! Cost of living is relatively cheaper when you compare it with other big cities like London or Manchester, I have lived for a considerable amount of time in London so I know how expensive it is there. The distance from my accommodation to the campus is only 5 minutes away.
What do you think about Bangor and the surrounding area?
I think it's lovely here because of the scenic beauty and it is very peaceful here. There are many places that we can visit which are only like 30 minutes away and are good getaways.
Any experience with the free support services available to international students at Bangor University?
The free support service helped me open a bank account and register with the police. They also helped me get a Schengen Visa for a trip organised by the university to the EU. They pretty much did all of the paperwork and I just had to go for an appointment. I think they are really helpful!
How confident are you that Bangor university degree will help you in taking your career forward?
With regards to my career, I am confident that a degree from Bangor University has changed my future.
What is the highlight/best thing about being a student at Bangor?
The best thing with regards to the Law School is the way they deal with the cases, the way they make you a lawyer, the way they make you think like a lawyer for every single second so that you start embracing it! It has made me so attached to my course. People are super friendly too!