Hello! Ahlen! My name is Elsa Mounayer, I am an international student from Lebanon.
I am pursuing a postgraduate degree in Organizational Psychology at UEA. I am very interested in the psychology and business fields, along with arts and literature, and UEA was the right choice for me!
Choosing UEA was one of the best decisions I ever took. Other than offering my specific major, which was hardly found at other universities, multiple other factors lead me to take that decision. An obvious one would be the high ranking of UEA, being in the top 30 of the UK universities. I was also attracted to the employability events that were said to happen on campus. From the CareerCentral, offering workshops about CV writing, using LinkedIn and other tactics to use with employers, to events that are specific to the business school like the Employability week where we had the chance to talk to inspiring managers from companies like Amazon, Microsoft.. and even have our professional pictures taken by a photographer for free!
And then, there is the student life that UEA is known for. Before coming here, I had already felt welcomed into UEA’s huge international family and campus. It’s so easy to feel at home here. There is always someone who will be happy to help you with any concerns (academic queries, issues with the language, financial issues, or even mental health concerns). One thing I was worried about was feeling lonely in a country where I don’t know anyone. But at UEA, I never do!
I was also surprised by how many clubs and societies there are at UEA. Whatever you’re interested in, you can find people who share that interest and regularly meet with them. Here, I had the opportunity to try many of the sports that I’m interested in and never had the chance to try, like fencing, equestrian, surfing, pole dancing or archery. I also joined the business society and the choir. Each week we meet to learn a new polyphonic partition like ‘Do you believe in life after love’ and others.
Norwich is one of the most beautiful places I have lived in. It is the ideal city to wake up to, peaceful, yet full of life. It has many historic sites like the Norwich Cathedral and the Botanic Garden, and various international food is offered in its famous market. Also, there is always somewhere to enjoy a nice drink, from cafes in the morning to bars in the evening. Then, if you want to wander outside of Norwich occasionally, you can go to the beach, or you can visit Cambridge or London, which are both close to where you live.
I said it before and I will say it again, I am so glad that I chose UEA and Norwich, and I encourage you to do the same. Because here, you will be encouraged and supported to be yourself, through a journey of growth. A growth in ways you would have never imagined back home.
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Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Saudi Arabia, will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.
Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree. Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for PhD studies.
Holders of the Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) may be considered, on merit, for entry to the foundation course.
Holders of the: Diplomas in Applied Business Studies/Applied Technology or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.
Holders of 'A' levels, obtained in Kuwait, are considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses. Details of the required subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
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Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2.1.
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Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).
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- The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
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Test Score IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
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*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses.
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