My name is Linh Bui, I come from Vietnam and I am studying my Master Degree in Project Management. I studied my first degree in the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam where I studied mostly about International Relations and I'm really into working in an international company or organization so I can emerge myself in diversity and the beauty of cultural differences.
I came to the University of Winchester thanks to the precious Vice Chancellor Scholarship, without it, I could not fulfil my dream of studying abroad. Even though I only stay here for around one year, I have fallen in love with the city, with the people, and of course, with the university in a really short time. Being an international student in a foreign country is challenging, nevertheless, I have received so many support from the university, from my lecturers and my course mates, my colleagues which have made my life here so much easier. I just love that the university also listen to the students' voice and make changes that deserve the title ''top 4 university for students' satisfaction'', all the facilities and resources are really, really good. There are computers and laptops loan everywhere so that students can experience different settings for studying, working individuals or group work. The university always try to do its best to ensure that the students can have the best experiences when studying here. Also, the experiences that I have gained through various types of learning and assessments, from group work, to presentation, to leading the seminars myself, to plan up for my own business, I was even given the chances to work as a Business Consultant for the Marketing Department of the university on a recent project, no words can explain how I felt about the practicality of my course where I can actually go out into the real world and excel myself with the knowledge that I gained from the course. I also participate in the Diversity Showcase where I have met and made a lot of new friends from all over the world. I tried to stay as active as I can so I also took part in volunteering day hosted by Winchester Hub and Winchester County Council in cleaning up the community area, which was also a great fun, I really enjoyed it and a lot more interesting events that I cannot write about them all, you need to come and experience it yourself ;).
The peach blossoms near the library...our campus is really beautiful in Spring…
I write this with my utmost sincerity, not just that because I have to, but how can you not love a place like this? It has been a really amazing journey so far and I am glad that I made the right decisions to study here in Winchester. I really love the small community here in Winchester, everyone who has ever get a chance to visit Winchester also acknowledge that this city is absolutely beautiful. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, walking to the town on a weekend, you can easily find street musicians performing jazz and wonderful different types of music which brings out the vibes of it even more, and also, you can feel extremely safe and protected here in Winchester. Even the view of the city gives you the peaceful and relaxing moments. You will be charmed by how the city can still keep its historical traits, not bustling and crowded like London or other big cities.
The city's town
I have learned and grown so much, I have built up a lot more confidence in myself, even I have already got a job back home, but coming here, the environment is really different. Especially when I have the opportunities to act as a Higher Education Ambassadors for university which is one of the most interesting part-time job ever, in this job, I get the chance to promote higher education to the young children, through so many fun activities including motivating and consulting about their potential future careers, just listening and sharing with them about my own experiences as a student in another country is also really fascinating. When you can motivate others, you actually feel happy and great about yourself, and you also motivate yourself even better. Thanks to the university's Career website, I also got recruited to work for the Winchester Cathedral Refectory where I have another extremely exciting job as a barista. I just feel really blessed when I was given all these chances and that I am loved by so many people….
I hope you will also have great memories and experiences here too :)
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