Nigeria - Vivien

Vivien UdoraVivien travelled from Nigeria to the UK to study for her Law LLB at Leicester.

How did you discover the University of Leicester?

I discovered the University of Leicester during my Foundation Year. It was recommended by a family friend during the period I was applying to different universities via UCAS for a degree programme in Law. I chose Leicester because of the reputation of the university and the history associated with the city.

How easy was the application process?
The application process was fairly easy. I had support from my Foundation programme tutors and the International office team at Leicester were very helpful when I called to either verify some information or make enquiries.

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

I would describe my first week as an exciting and memorable one. Personally, I found it fairly easy to adjust to my new life because of the support I got from the student ambassadors.

As an international student, I decided to attend the international welcome programme. Throughout the first week, this included events such as movie nights, karaoke and an international cultural evening. These were very helpful as they provided an opportunity to get to know other international students. All the events, support and induction talks made my adjustment into university life a lot easier.

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

There are many things I like about Leicester. Everything is within walking distance from the university. You could walk to the city centre, train station, or parks. In addition, there is always a place to go if you decide to take a break from studying at any time of the day.

Studying at Leicester will challenge your analytical thinking. It will also make you learn to work under pressure and balance it with extra -curricular activities. The Students Union provides support to students and has a lot of clubs and societies for you to join depending on your interest.

The gym on campus provides wonderful classes and advice that will help you improve your level of fitness and general well-being.

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

My advice to anyone thinking about studying at Leicester would be to be optimistic about the whole process; take every opportunity you have to become a better person; try to get involved in student activities that you enjoy and be prepared to expand your analytical process.

Make the most of your time at university because it goes by quickly. And while you’re at it, have fun!


More information for students from Nigeria can be found on our Nigeria page.

Alternatively, explore our other international student profiles.

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