We have a good number of South East Asian students joining our International Community every year. Please read what one of our former Malaysian students has to say about Worcester.
Eric YH Tee from Malaysia
Biology BSc (Hons)
I came to the UK to further my studies on Biology. The main reason I chose the University of Worcester was simply because it has a rather more suitable environment for studying as compared to others. It hosts some really friendly and hospitable staff, where they do all they can to accommodate and help you through-out your course. It has a blend of ’old-school’ as well as up-to-date facilities around, which makes it, in a way, perfect.
Worcester itself is a diamond in the rough. It is one of the oldest sites in UK and its cathedral is magnificent, not to mention graduation takes place in it! The town is pretty much standard with grocery shops, fashion outlets, entertainment etc. The nightlife in Worcester, although not as bustling as other major cities in UK, does have its perks. For those of you who enjoy football, a trip to pub on play-days are always fun. Or if you are the type who likes to party, then the local clubs would always seem beckoning. Restaurants of many varieties can also be found in Worcester, ranging from Thai to French food. Or if you would rather just spend a quiet night with friends, then the local Vue cinema would always be a welcoming place to be.
Worcester is like the central of most major cities in UK such as London and Birmingham. For those with an adventurous side, nothing would hold you back from making trips to these places as they are most easily accessible by train. Studying in Worcester has been a great experience to me and I hope you would feel the same.
PhD Full Time Research Degree
I have always had an interest in children’s literature and after majoring in English Literature in my own country, I realised however that the resources weren’t adequate to research the subject in Malaysia.
During the time I spent conducting my preliminary research proposal, which included many literary works by English authors such as Roald Dahl and Diana Wynne Jones, it occurred to me that it would be best to study in the UK so I could better understand the literature and get the proper academic, cultural and social resources that I would possibly need.
Whilst searching for a university in the UK I came across the University of Worcester and was impressed that it had the International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature, so I began the application procedure.
After my proposal was accepted, the support I received from my Director of Studies, Jean Webb and the Graduate Research School was outstanding. I was fully prepared for my arrival and the procedures I had to go through as an international student had been made smooth by them both.
Since starting as a student, support has always been available and I found the research training module extremely beneficial. It was initially scary, PhD seemed so big a project but the module really gave me an understanding of what is expected. Also, I have weekly meetings with Jean who is always encouraging in guiding me through my research. It is highly motivating to be studying under one of the experts of the subject. I know I made the right choice coming to study at the University of Worcester.