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Student profile: Rishabh Sharma

Name: Rishabh Sharma

Course: International Marketing MBA

Hometown/Country: India

Why is Bangor University a good choice for the course you are studying?

I had the option of starting in January which was a big advantage for me. Bangor University also has a high student satisfaction ranking and the Business School is one of the best in the UK. Bangor is also situated in a very nice place which is also very scenic. I was awarded a scholarship of £5,000 which also helped me make my decision. I also like the infrastructure which reminded me of Hogwarts!

Tell us what you like about academic teaching quality at Bangor University?

The teaching quality was quite good and the professors were very well qualified, the lecture quality was also good. The best thing was that the professors were really approachable via email or face to face. There wasn't too much of a workload for the students and I found it to be balanced and fair and easily manageable.

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?

The social life in Bangor is amazing. I am part of many societies, including the Bangor Indian Society, it is a good experience to be a part of your own country’s society in a new place and the people are really nice too, I feel like i'm home being around them. I am also involved in DJing Society. It’s very easy to make friends here as people are very nice, helpful and friendly.

Your experience of living in university accommodation OR private accommodation?

I stayed in university accommodation, St Mary’s village as well as private accommodation. The experience of living in university accommodation was really good because I had nice neighbours and it was really easy to communicate and get along with each other. It was also good for safety and security purposes, you have a 24 hour security person there which makes you feel safe. It’s also very comfortable as you have everything around you – laundry, computer labs, social area, café, gym. The distance from campus was between 10-15 minutes which was good.

What do you think about Bangor and the surrounding area?

I love where the university is situated, it's really beautiful and green, I love nature so personally I love this place. Bangor is a place where you can have fun at night and study during the day. Overall it’s the best place to study and live!

Experience of getting part-time jobs in Bangor? How easy is it to get one?

When I first came to Bangor, I got an email from the university informing us about an events company called 'Flair Events' who were giving out part time jobs on a temporary basis. Me and two of my friends applied for it and we worked as event marshals with them and it was a really good experience working with them. It was a job which gave us some experience in customer service and I learnt a lot from it, it was a good experience and I also got to meet a lot of new people there. I am working at a a convenience store which has also been good. I think it is easy to find part time jobs in Bangor.

How confident are you that Bangor university degree will help you in taking your career forward?

I am confident that this degree will help me in my future career as the most important thing is that I have a postgraduate degree from the UK which will add on to my CV. It will be beneficial for any kind of jobs that I apply or business that I plan to start. I think I had a different kind of exposure by studying here and I value it very much.

What is the highlight/best thing about being a student at Bangor?

I think people are really friendly here, Bangor University is situated in a really good location and it has an amazing social life. You can go to different socials or get-togethers of different societies every week if you want to. The atmosphere is really good too.