India - Oishi

Oishi DebOishi travelled from India to the UK to study for a Bachelor’s in Software and Electronic Engineering at Leicester.

How did you discover the University of Leicester?

I discovered the University of Leicester through an agent company in India. I had always dreamed of studying at a top university and Leicester is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Moreover, I wanted to study a combination of computer and electronic engineering, which very few universities offer, but Leicester University does. 

How easy was the application process?

I first did a foundation degree at the International Study Centre (ISC) in Leicester. The ISC tutors and staffs are very supportive and I scored 74%, which is first class. From there I was progressed to my degree course at the University. I will say it is competitive to get admission here.

Did you find it easy to adjust to living in Leicester?

I was very excited and nervous to discover the education system here in UK. At the start of term in September, the University organises an 'International Welcome Week', which is the best event to make friends from around the world.

Unfortunately, I arrived late and missed the welcome and induction week, so it was really hard for me to figure things out and adjust to a new place. But, gradually I started settling in and was cherishing the wonderful opportunity that I had. And now, when I think about my first week in Leicester, it just makes me feel happy as it made my journey more interesting.

There are various societies and sport clubs at the University, so it’s very easy to meet up with other international as well as UK students.

What are the best things about living and studying at Leicester?

The facilities at the University are amazing; it has a fantastic sports centre where I attend Zumba and Body Jam classes, and a brilliant library.  It also has a very supportive career development service.

In my free time, I love to get involved in many different activities. I work as a student engagement team member with the career development service, a student guide ambassador with the engineering department and a link student with the International Study Centre.

Living in Leicester is very peaceful. It’s a lively and diverse city and as a student I enjoy living here.

After you have graduated from Leicester, what are your plans for the future?

I want to do higher studies, but right after finishing my undergraduate degree I hope to work in an IT company for few years to gain real world experience. I will later pursue my Master’s and PhD and remain an academic as a Professor or Researcher.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about studying at Leicester?

I would say that they have made the right decision, because the University of Leicester is a great place to study. My advice would be to make the most of the experience and try to get involve in many different activities. 


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