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Pakistani Student Ambassador
My name is Hassan and I am currently studying MA Education and Development in UEA. My experience lies in higher education international activities. I decided to return to higher education after a study gap of 10 years as a mature student. I gave a lot of thought into choosing the right kind of university to pursue a subject I am very passionate about – international development with a particular focus on education.
I have worked in the UK higher education for over a decade, I have a fair understanding of the UK higher education system. When choosing the right university to pursue my masters, UEA was always in my top 3 choices. The decision to choose UEA as my firm choice was down to 3 main reasons. The city of Norwich, UEA experience and UEA academic reputation.
The city of Norwich is a vibrant friendly city ideal for a student life. UEA is campus based which makes it even more ideal for student life. It is small enough to have a sense of community and big enough to explore countryside with spectacular scenery. Local cities such as Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Lowestoft are also on direct train lines to the city. You’ll find a fantastic choice of beaches within a train ride of the city and the spectacular Norfolk Broads are just outside of Norwich. I enjoy cycling on a sunny day – there are many scenic cycle paths in and around Norwich and the local countryside will have something that suits you perfectly.
I am aware of the challenges of transitioning to higher education having been a student previously and then a senior support professional in 3 UK higher education institutions. The university experience is one of the most important aspects for me personally. UEA’s support services and its campus based environment helped me confirm my choice. There is access to wellbeing support and the university staff are friendly ready to help always. There are so many activities within the Students Union and the University you can get involved with. There is always something catering to every type of interest from the geek society to paintball society. I was very interested in development work and have joined the international development society enabling me to make wide range of network and current (and future) development professionals. UEA has a real sense of community because its campus based and you bump into someone you know always.
The academic reputation of UEA is consistently top in the UK and around the world. UEA’s school of development is ranked 12th in the QS world ranking; Research Excellence Framework rank the School 4th in the country for overall research, with majority of research ranked “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. The school routinely has recommend policies with its academics producing essential research and consultancy to address some of the pressing global challenges such as water security or education or peacekeeping. This reputation is one of the crucial reasons as it has an impact on my employability potential in the future in particular in my field of work among other things. UEA ranks top not only in development studies but in majority of its courses are world reputed.
Contact me at: Pakistanstudents@uea.ac.uk
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Pakistan: Aimen - MSc Business Management
My journey at University of East Anglia started about 3 years ago, when I arrived to the INTO UEA campus as a nervous international student, apprehensive about a whole new country and culture but determined and eager to see what opportunities lie ahead. I completed my Year 1 International Diploma from INTO and then progressed into BSc Business Management.
Between now and then, it has been such an incredible rollercoaster. There are so many things I love about UEA and I’ll try to summarise a few. The staff and faculty are so friendly and accommodating, I would advise other students to definitely ask them if you have any questions regarding their courses, career opportunities or even if they just needed to open up to someone about their student problems!
For me there were two main ways on campus to socialise and take a break from all those stressful deadlines- first one was relaxing and strolling around the UEA lake and secondly, joining a club or society! I was the committee member for UEA Pakistan Society where as the Event Lantern I helped in organising events such as the Eid Ball. Joining a country society is such a wonderful way to eradicate homesickness since you meet people from a similar background (and most importantly eat food that reminds you of home), but its also a great way for students to learn about different countries and cultures. I was also part of the Entrepreneurship Society committee at UEA which not only enabled me to meet some incredibly talented and aspirational young entrepreneurs but also gave me a practical insight to my course- Business Management.
My course offered so much support and flexibility in terms of the modules I wanted to choose, so to further diversify my modules, I took French for a semester in my second year! Studying a new language is definitely one of my highlights at UEA and it even helped me to add an extra skill to my CV! Studying BSc Business Management also gave me the opportunity to work with (and visit) an array of different brands; as part of my course I have worked with Tesco’s Clubcard Data and have been trained by BBC Voices to develop a marketing communications campaign.
My time as the International Students Ambassador for Pakistan, has been another great experience at UEA. My supervisors Hayley, Helen and Nilu have taught me so much in these 2 years- even though the tasks were often straightforward and simple, this role has boosted my communication skills as well as helped me to organise data more systematically on programmes such as Microsoft Excel. And of course, I’ve met and become friends with such a great group of students from all over the world where we shared the differences and similarities of our countries, explored Norwich together or even just whined about our upcoming assignments (and motivated each other to get them done on time!).
All in all, UEA has given me the best three years of my life so far. It has developed me so much as an individual and has given me memories that I will cherish forever. I am ecstatic to have graduated with First Class Honours in BSc Business Management and look forward to a whole new chapter of working as an Analyst at a Technology and Consultancy firm in London.
Pakistan: Inam - Accounting and Finance
Studying at a university is an experience which everyone should remember. It refines a person, and gives them the opportunity to explore themselves. Hi, my name is Inam, and on behalf of the University of East Anglia, welcome!
At UEA, there is something for everyone. For instance, I find my course to be the highlight of my stay. I study Accounting and Finance, and I chose this course not only because of the strong choice of modules it consisted of, but also because of the exemptions it provides from the professional bodies, such as ICAEW. Many modules are very relevant, with training provided in Microsoft Office packages, and an array of free choices to choose from during the later years.
The University also provides a lot of attraction points for students who would like to socialize with their friends and course mates. There are societies of various interests run by the Student Union, which can be joined by everyone on their choice. The Union also provides outlets for group activities, such the Union Bar, The Shop, and the LCR, which hosts various events on a weekly basis. Apart from that, the University provides a wide range of outlets for catering and social purposes.
UEA itself is one of the top universities in the UK and the world. There are many facilities for students who would like to benefit from them, such as a 24 hour library, a wide range of IT operated areas, various choices of student accommodation, which can be taken by international students for their entire period of stay. The University also supports students of various faith groups, with a Multiple Faith Centre and a mosque located on campus to supports its students.
Spread across 4 faculties and 28 departments, there is something for everyone to choose from. Free choice modules provide the added flavour to one's University learning, and various teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, labs and workshops enhance the learning experience.
Norwich itself is very quiet and calm. It is an inexpensive city, with many attractions, dining places and shopping malls. Norwich also hosts its fair share of historical sights for tourism. In addition, it has a direct transport connection with London for anyone who wants to have a day trip.
Choose UEA, and have an experience of a lifetime you would not regret! (Student Ambassador 2013/14)
Holders of the Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate will be considered for entry to the INTO Foundation Course.
Holders of A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma in relevant subjects will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.
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Please note that fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to small increases for any subsequent years of study.
See our International Scholarships pages for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.
International Undergraduate Scholarships
These scholarships are designed to reward applicants who have been offered a place to study with UEA and who can, clearly and concisely, explain how studying here at UEA will help them to make an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of study and to the wider UEA community.
We are looking for entrants who have researched the opportunities available to them as a student at UEA, who can demonstrate a track record of community engagement and who can demonstrate how their degree will make a difference to the lives and community around them.
All applicants to the scholarship will be considered on one of our monthly panels and those successful will receive an award of £4,000, £6,000 or £10,000 per year of study.
For terms and conditions and to apply, see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page.
UEA Pakistan Award
All Pakistani students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Pakistan Award.
This award is worth:
*courses commencing September 2020 only
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