My experience of studying Biosciences at Swansea University
After having worked for some years, I decided to upgrade my knowledge base and skills. I therefore needed a school with a tradition of nurturing creativity, innovation, and high-skills necessary for successful personal achievement and knowledge-based economy. Moreover, access to high-quality, flexible MSc course specialisation and combinations with an international orientation, and high standard on-campus learning facilities, which would facilitate my quality learning experience, were some of the considerations in the choice of my school. After careful search and contacts, I realised Swansea University was the best place for me since it stood out as an institution which could provide me with what I wanted.
Have I been disappointed upon arriving here? Not at all! I found Swansea University to be the right place for me – a University with beautiful scenery and a calm atmosphere. The choice of my MSc course in Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, which is being offered by the Biosciences Department, remains one of the memorable decisions I have made in my life. I have had the chance to meet, and be lectured by lecturers who are passionate about the work they do, and always ready to help should the need arise. I have found the modules extremely interesting and stimulating, especially those that I am passionate about. The course provides me with the opportunity to participate in field assignments, which to me is very crucial since it has exposed me to global issues that confront both developed and developing countries such as mine (Ghana).
I have had a fantastic accommodation experience in the Student Village, which I have enjoyed since my time of arrival. My accommodation offered me a serene environment, with up-to-date facilities. I enjoy the beautiful scenery of trees and grasses along the accommodation trails, which always keep me in touch with my inner being.
My volunteering experience with charity organisations including the British Heart Foundation and Discovery, offered me the chance to continue to support worthy causes in society. I will not forget the delightful moments shared with people, especially the elderly, who readily shared their special moments with me.