Hi! I’m Piraya and I am a medical student at UEA. This is my 4th year in Norwich and I have enjoyed it so much!
Back to when I was doing my A levels, I remember looking through all the medical schools in the UK and I remember that UEA’s Norwich Medical School was one of the top choices that I picked to apply for. One of the reasons is that medical students at UEA get to go on clinical placement starting in first year which means we get patient contact very early on so by the time we graduate, we are very competent and comfortable to work in healthcare setting. Similarly to other courses, the teaching is always delivered in small seminar groups allowing all students to be able to ask questions and discuss and refine their understanding of the lessons.
On top of that, UEA is a campus-based university, which I really like because I get to meet new people everyday on campus and make more friends from different courses through sports clubs and societies. UEA has a variety of sports clubs and societies for students to join, all catered for everyone’s interests. I am a member of a few sports clubs myself, which are UEA Dance Squad and UEA Ballet. I really enjoyed being part of these clubs as it has allowed me to continue my passion in dancing while doing my degree at the same time. It is so incredible to have a group of people with shared interest and passion at university to share your experiences and create memories together, especially when you are alone in a foreign country.
As someone who has lived my whole life in a big city like Bangkok, I enjoy living in Norwich so much as it is a good mix of city and countryside vibe. The city centre has everything you need be it shopping, groceries, cinemas and the nightlife. However, it is not too busy and crowded so you will still get to enjoy your peace and quiet. Even on the UEA campus itself, we have an amazing view of the lake and big green field for you to relax and hang out with your friends after a long day of lectures and seminars.
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