Central Asia Student Ambassador
Hi! I am Dalel Makhsut and I am an International Development with Economics student at UEA. I am an international student from Almaty, Kazakhstan who has been in the UK for more than 6 years, studying GCSEs and A levels before university. I chose UEA because it is one of the best universities for International Development not only in the UK but in the world, with very high employability rates offering an opportunity of Development with Overseas Experience.
I really enjoy my course because even though my main focus is on Economics that involves statistical and micro/macro economical knowledge, I also get a chance to do various different modules across different schools. For example, I am also taking politics modules which I think are also important as economics and politics are very closely related but last year I had anthropology, geography and natural resources modules, allowing me to learn other aspects of development and showing great flexibility of the course.
I enjoy the academic system at UEA. The teaching staff are very approachable, knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm to share their knowledge with you. Studying International Development requires knowledge of various theories and case studies that either support or contradict them and we learn about them during lectures with a deeper focus and practice during the workshops and seminars. There are so many different places and people you can go to if you need help in your studies or anything else: the Hubs, Student Support Service, personal advisors, lecturers… so there is always someone who can help you.
I also do many different activities outside the studies at our 24/7 UEA library. Sports are very important to me and I chose UEA because here there are so many different sport clubs and UEA is one of the best universities for sport facilities having a 50m Olympic size pool, an 8-lane athletics track, 6 tennis courts and 40 acres of playing fields, a climbing wall, a newly equipped gym and much more. I love playing tennis, swimming, golf and also enjoy ballroom dancing. At UEA almost every single students does some kind of a sport and represents university in different local and national competitions which teach you teamwork, leadership, organisation and determination.
At UEA there are more than 350 different societies and clubs that vary from cultural to academic, showing amazing diversity at the university. There are also many places where you can eat, socialise and enjoy your time on campus such as Campus Kitchen, Ziggys and INTO café. Norwich itself is a very lovely, peaceful and interesting town which reminds me a lot of Amsterdam especially the riverside with its gothic architecture. I think it a great place for students because you get both worlds, life on campus and life in the city.
I am happy that I made a choice to come to UEA and get a chance to meet so many different people, to obtain useful knowledge and get to do so many different things at the societies, clubs and at the university in general.
If you have any questions about UEA or life in the UK feel free to email me at email@example.com. I look forward hearing from you!
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