My experience of studying Biosciences at Swansea University

Malaysian student in a cafeI chose Swansea through online research, especially through websites such as the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings. The Swansea University website was also useful in providing important information such as module choices and tuition fee costs, which helped me make my decision.

It was quite a harrowing experience moving to Swansea as I had never been overseas on my own before and I was really glad that the university offered a shuttle bus service for students arriving from Heathrow Airport to the university campus. All in all, it was an exciting yet comfortable experience!

I was definitely made to feel welcome! The people here in Swansea are polite and open, which allowed me to adapt better to my new environment. There was also the Fresher’s Fair during orientation, which helped me meet new people and allowed me to join various societies. 

There are also many student support services at Swansea University and I have no complaints at all!

On my BSc Zoology Course, I have been able to go on field-trips to Oxwich Bay and the Dale Fort Field Centre. I thoroughly enjoyed both these trips, and it was great to finally get out of the lecture rooms and actually implement what we learned in theory out in the wild!

I am really enjoying my course. Sure it does get tough at times managing coursework and revision, but I genuinely love what I’m learning here. The lecturers are friendly and enthusiastic in their teaching and the modules themselves are well structured and exciting.

I am currently the Secretary of the Malaysian Society which has been really rewarding and fun so far! I’ve also been involved in the Live Music Society and the English and Creative Writing Society in my first year. The jam sessions and poetry recitals at Mozart’s were definitely memorable experiences for me!

When I’m not studying, I play the guitar, read books, watch movies and dabble in a little creative writing. I really enjoy the genres of horror/thriller/sci-fi and I love both comic book and anime media in general. I’m also very interested in animals and nature, which is why I’m pursuing a degree in Zoology.

After I complete my degree, I plan to either pursue a masters programme or begin working in the UK or back in Malaysia. My goal at the moment is to pursue a career as a field zoologist and perhaps become the next Malaysian Sir David Attenborough!