Prathamesh Paingankar

I chose the UK for its top-quality education and exposure. I consider myself lucky to have found a course that perfectly matched my interests. All the modules that I got to study had a connection with my undergraduate degree program and, thus, it helped me to further advance/enhance my knowledge in the field.

The support that I received was fantastic. Right from the arrival into the university campus to the first day of my induction week, I was made to feel very comfortable and at home. During my studies too, all my tutors were available for any kind of support in terms of a re-explanation of the previously taught concepts, to writing assignments and my dissertation. I also managed to develop an excellent rapport with all my tutors as they were very warm and friendly, especially my personal tutor, who managed to get the best out of me.

Future career

The university had appointed someone to look after our professional development and job applications. Her name was Lynn. Lynn was very active and organised different workshops/seminars like developing your CV, your LinkedIn profile, writing a cover letter to filling a job application form. We were also sent tailored job opportunities and were offered support in preparing for the interviews. The recruitment fairs even helped us to network and meet recruiters from the UK and different parts of Europe.

Life at Leeds

Leeds is probably the best city for students as the city has a vast population/majority of students only. It’s absolutely safe, economical and well-connected to other important cities in the UK. The vibe of the city is very positive and welcoming. There are also a lot of Indian groups who are very forthcoming and offer every kind of support, just like you would receive at home. There are a few Hindu temples and Indian restaurants as well that one can visit during their time here.

Leeds is one of the renowned universities in the UK. It’s even recognised by many employers/companies and has a reputation of its own. The courses and teaching are of high-quality and research focused, which prepare you for your professional career ahead. One big tip would be to ‘completely involve’ yourself completely – be it a group project, seminars, your dissertation or any other activities organised by the university, as it’s very seldom that you get such opportunities. 

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