Without a scholarship I wouldnt have been able to afford to study in the UK. Back home in Malawi I worked with children. I wanted to progress my career but I couldnt find a university that provided a Masters course related to child development. My course at Leeds is the perfect fit and it allowed me to apply for the Beit TrustUniversity of Leeds Scholarship.
This scholarship paid for my tuition fees and helped towards my accommodation and living costs. I even got a laptop allowance and a contribution towards my dissertation research. The Postgraduate Scholarships Office arranged my flights, easing any nerves I had about travelling, and have continued to support me throughout my studies. The Universitys International Welcome team were also there to meet me at the train station when I arrived in Leeds and helped me with practical things, like setting up a bank account.
I feel like Leeds is all about the connections Ive made in my academic life, my social life, the opportunity to experience what you are learning. Its not like getting abstract information. It connects with your real-word experience and you want to put the things you learn straight into practice.