Magesh G. shares his experience as Student at University of Plymouth.
Q :- You have been one of those highly respected lot of students who have been doing higher studies at University Of Plymouth how does it feel to be at University Of Plymouth UK?
A :- I feel very good to be a student of University of Plymouth.
Q :- Please tell us about which course you are studying and why did you choose that course?
A :- I am doing MS in communication and signal processing, I chose this course
because previously I have completed Bachelor’s degree in Communication and processing. My interest is in networking side as this is one of the important factors in today’s world as communication is necessary.
Q :- Why did you choose the UK for higher education?
A :- In UK we have more of technical and practical study I thought of doing the same course in Australia however there it was a 2 years course and the fees also was 25 lakhs then I decided to do the course in UK which is of 1 year course and it has more scope than the course in Australia as the quality of study is much better.
Q :- How is University Of Plymouth University different than any other UK University based on whatever you have heard from your friends about
A :- It is one of the best Universities in UK and especially for the course that I am doing. There are only 5 Universities which has this course. The way of teaching is good, here we have more practical and technical stuff rather than theory part, we do have theory however it is less.
Q :- Are you happy with your decision?
A :- Yes I am totally happy with my decision.
Q :- Where do you live? On-campus or off-campus and why?
A :- I live off campus, I live with 3 friends, we have taken a room here. This is because it is really cheap than to live on-campus.
Q :- Please share some of your experiences of the UK for aspiring students
A :- Pattern of teaching is very nice, professors are good compared to India as they are always ready to help and answer even small questions. All are friendly and respectful however when it comes to study part they are equally strict. Here we also have project works which is to be submitted by the end of the year so it will be good if we try and work on the project from very beginning so that the project can be completed on time. People here are disciplined and very nice, totally different culture.
Q :- How should students select the UK Universities? What are the important things to look at and compare among various Universities?
A :- Research well before deciding on the university; don’t depend totally on the consultants; you should speak to other students who are studying in the university take their feed backs and then decide upon the university.
Q :- What’s your advice to students who aspire to go to the UK for higher studies?
A :- After coming to UK don’t lose confidence, here I met few students who say that they have made wrong decision of coming to UK for their higher education, decide well before coming here. Choose the University according to your module. Do not take admissions in the low grade university because the chances of getting the job will be affected. Before coming here please learn cooking and study basic things that you have to do yourself.
Q :- Other than academics, what else did you learn from the country UK?
A :- People out here are very good, traffic rules, police rules are very strict.
There is no pollution here as compared to India.
Q :- How are the studies in the UK different than the studies in India?
A :- Technical and practical study is more than theoretical study. We do have project works and seminars.
Q :- Is it worth spending so much money to get a degree from the UK as compared to similar degree in India with lower costs?
A :- Yes it is, if we are concentrating on the course to complete it on time.
Q :- What’s your advice to parents of aspiring students?
A :- If you have decided that your child has to study in UK or abroad country then when they reach here do not make the statement that you miss them a lot because this will make them weak and students also should neglect the worries and loneliness which is the first thing that you should do when they come here.
Q :- Key things to remember for parents and students while planning for the studies in the UK
A :- Just concentrate on the course and study for which the student has come to UK and try to complete it on time because the courses are not that easy as it looks like. It is very different from the Indian study pattern.
Q :- What are the 3 important things you learnt after you entered the UK?
A :- Discipline, punctuality, rules and regulations, education pattern and the different culture.
Q :- Did you see the movie 3 idiots? Do you relate to that movie? Please share your thoughts.
A :- I will be watching the movie soon as I have heard that it is a good movie.
Q :- What are you future plans?
A :- To complete my education and if possible to get a job here in UK or else will come back to India. Also to repay the loan amount taken soon.
Q :- What are your views about the current economic environment in the UK? Has it changed anything for the students like you?
A :- The temperature is very low it reaches -3 degrees to -6 degrees sometimes so it is a bit difficult to cope up with it.
Q :- Any other advice to students and parents?
A :- Just prepare well before coming here for education, try and cope up with the environment and the culture that they have.
Q :- Any other references you can give us who can answer similar interviews?
A :- Yes I do have some friends I will provide their references in the email.