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Student profile: Sunil Kesarwani

Name: Sunil Kesarwani

Course: MBA International Marketing

Hometown/Country: India

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

I chose Bangor University because I wanted to study Marketing at a highly reputed university and I heard and saw that Bangor university has a very high quality of education, and is internationally recognised as being a highly ranked university for the course I wanted to study. Another reason I chose it was because the location is very quiet, pleasant and peaceful and the course I am on is very highly sought after and will be very relevant in my future career in business and marketing which I plan to do. The ranking of the university was also the primary choice

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

I find the teaching quality here at Bangor very good, it is a very technical way of teaching that makes it such high quality, I found the level of teaching here much better and more easily understood than back home in India, where the level of teaching this specific course was not as easily understood, which made it very difficult o get good grades. I especially like the professors and tutors here, they are highly qualified and specialists in the fields they teach in with a wealth of experience that I find very useful to listen to.

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?

I really think the social life here at the university is very good, there is the opportunity to try a large amount of activities, as well as the opportunities to make friends. I made a lot of international friends and found the activities very interesting. The best thing is how easy it was to join the free societies and clubs, it is amazingly easy to make friends here. I joined one of the societies and made lots of friends.

Your experience of living in university accommodation OR private accommodation?

I happen to live at the university, I live in Neudd Garth, one of the many university accommodation buildings that is self-catering, this is a postgraduate halls and as such, there is a lot of interesting people here, the quality level and comfort levels of the rooms is very high quality, the prices for living here are very reasonable, and include all the bills, and the location is actually excellent, with the library only 5 minutes up the road, and the classes between main arts and in the city only minutes away, as well as the bus station and train station being fairly close, no more than 5-20 minutes away the halls were ideal for me.

What do you think about Bangor and the surrounding area?

I think that Bangor is a very good safe place to live in, I would choose to live here if I were to live in the UK because I really like the peace and calm that the city has, the people here are so helpful and friendly. I especially like the scenery, with the mountains nearby as well as the beach and sea, it is a beautiful place to live, there is puffin island and the pier to visit and see, and there is a really easy access to transport. I think it is a great area to live in. I am glad to live here, because it is so beautiful.

Any experience with the free support services available to international students at Bangor University?

I have had experiences with the free support available at the International Education Centre and with Student services, they helped me a lot when I arrived, and before I arrived, in order to get my study visa. They also helped me set up payment to the university and also how to set up a bank account in the UK. In the first week it was very good because they had other students and staff helping and guiding the new international students through the processes and organised lots of social events for us to go to. Also throughout the year we have visited many UK cities and have been on tours to learn about the UK.

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

I now have a part time job, I found the application and looking for one very easy, there is a lot of opportunities here. I have even managed to apply for the summer internships that Bangor University offers. The information that I got from the university was very helpful and I am now in a job because of the help from the IEC and student career services.

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

I believe a degree from the University will be a very helpful, I have some high ambitions based upon the achievements I have managed to accomplish here and getting the degree from here. I am hoping to build on my own business soon using a lot of the valuable experiences and learnings I have gained from Bangor University.

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

I believe the best things about the university are how helpful the university has been towards me, both in terms of education and in terms of support and pastoral care. I know that the course I was doing was very interesting and very good, and I have heard my friends say the same about the courses they are doing which means that all the courses here must be interesting. Also the University has a very large international centre for international students to go to which is of course a great help to myself and to others who come from other countries.

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