As an Australian student travelling to the UK to study, I’ll be documenting the process, challenges and experiences gained through out my journey. Each of my future posts will be centred around a specific theme, but I’d like to take the opportunity now to introduce myself.
I’ve been living in Brisbane, Australia for all of my life. I’m keen on music, with alternate rock and indie being my favourite genres, and am interested in all things technology related, computers, internet and gadgets. I started my undergraduate study in Australia last year at the University of Queensland, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems). I became interested in the University’s Study Abroad program halfway through my first year, and started organising things as soon as I could. International study is a huge thing for me, this September will be my first time overseas and away from my childhood home. I’m looking forward to the exciting adventures and challenges ahead.
I’ve chosen to study in the University of Leeds in the UK, and will be there from September 2007 to July 2008. In this time I will gain credit for compulsory subjects that I miss at my home Uni, and a chance to do electives that I would otherwise not be able to do. English is my only language, so this somewhat limited my choice of exchange partners. I selected Leeds as it had great compatibility with my current degree, has a large student population living in the area and is conveniently located in the middle of the UK. I am looking forward to being able to travel around Europe on weekends and in holidays throughout the year abroad.
With a month to go until I depart, I’ve already completed the majority of the application process. I understand how overwhelming this can be for new students, so I’m happy to share any knowledge I’ve picked up throughout this time. I hope that you find these posts both interesting and informative. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions!