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A student from Russia about studying at UCLan
A student from Russia about studying at UCLan
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A student from Russia about studying at UCLan

EI: Tell us a little about yourself (Where are you from? How old are you?)

I'm from the city of Reutov of Moscow region. He studied at a Moscow gymnasium No. 1504. After school did a Foundation Programme in St. Georges University of London, and after it already been found in UCLan. Now I am 19 years old.

EI: Why did you choose University of Central Lancashire? How did you know about the University and what attracted you to this University?

I heard about UCLanwhile I was on Foundation in London. To our University came the representative of the program MBBS (bachelor in medicine and surgery) from UCLan. When it came time to decide on further admission, the choice of locations had limited (mostly due to the fact that A-levels I did). And MBBS programme at UCLan offered a very good option with further access to medical practice both in the UK and in the USA..


EI: please Tell me about their experiences studying at UCLan. What do you like best?

I like that the campus is a library with access to a large number of resources both online and printed. I also like the free sports hall for students☺. You can visit both the gym and various classes (Zumba, yoga, etc.).


EI: what program are you studying? What are your impressions of the program? Do you have a favorite subject?

I'm studying at the bachelor Programme in medicine and surgery. Actually, I like many things in our program. I like the amount of material that we give teachers. Also, I like that we are on the program, only 55 people, this means that every student are given great attention. And many other things. For example the fact that we have volunteers patientswho come to us and help us learn more about their diseases. It is very difficult to answer about favorite subject, but perhaps it would be anatomy.


EI: please Describe your typical day at the University and beyond.

My morning starts with a par at 9 am. And at University, we are approximately to 5 PM. The schedule is very different from day to day and from week to week, so it's hard for me to describe my typical day. Usually, a break from 13 to 14, but sometimes at other times. Very rarely it happens that we are given a free day. On Wednesdays we finish early, about an hour. After University, I usually sleep a couple of hours :-) Eat. If you have the strength, go to the gym or take a walk. I love to sit with friends somewhere in a café or in the library. Many medical students spend their evenings there.


EI: you were at the University of Central Lancashire? Tell us about your experience. What advice would you give to students who plan to enroll at UCLan?

I did fill in the questionnaire on the website of the program. There needed to attach the Personal Statement and to fill in the questionnaire. After that, the University sent me an invitation to an interview (not sure this applies to all programs). I came to Preston for the interview and passed it. Then they sent an official offer of a place. The only advice I can give is not to fill out the application on the last day, because due to the large load and often hang.


EI: What do you do in your free time at University? Are you in any student clubs? Tell us a little about it.

Oh, to be honest in my spare time I try to find for himself an occupation according to my future profession. For example, attend conferences or workshops. But the University is not the case. I know that the University offers many different options of volunteer work, and work, for which you can get money. A lot of societies and clubs: various sports (dance, football, basketball, horse riding, even the Quidditch community), music, religious, creative... Need to know all that, but I'm sure there is something for everyone. I'm in the Medical community that in General it is logical. Had in the beginning of the year to go dancing, but because of his unpredictable schedule ceased to be in time. Not heard whether there is a community of Russian speakers, but I know that there are many people who speak Russian. (Mainly from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia). Even at universities often arrange trips somewhere (to other cities in the country). I also separately went. I like the Central position of Preston. From him, and that Scotland's incredible landscapes close to London.

EI: Tell us a little bit about life in Preston. What do you like best? Tell us more about housing, the possibility to find a part time job, on the transport system, whether saturated nightlife?

As I wrote above, I like the relatively Central location of the city. Around Preston there are so many beautiful places to see. I also like that in Preston there is very little that distracts from studying, at least for me ☺. Housing – this year we have built a good private hostel – Friargate Court. In principle, the options can be found, a lot of them. I now live in IQ, but next year I plan to live in Friargate. A huge problem for me is heating. In Preston is very often wind, rain and cold, and the walls of the dorms do not save. And heating there is only 30 minutes, so you have to turn it on every half hour.

As Preston is a student city, the nightlife here too. Different bars, clubs, pubs, convenience library again.

A part-time job could be found, the University will help and advise.


EI: What are your plans after graduation? Where would you like to live and work in the future – in England, at home or somewhere else?

I still can't say anything about future plans, because I don't know. Think about England, Europe or America.

EI: Thank you so much for this interview! What would you like to say in closing to our readers?

My opinion is that studying in England is an incredible experience. Of course, there will be difficulties, but overcoming them, you become older and a little smarter. I met incredible people here, and very glad I have them now. Because in the end, no matter where you are matter who you're with.

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