16 April 2018
Choosing to commute and live at home were the largest factors in why I decided to transfer universities after one year. I felt great being in an environment that I some-what knew. And while I didn't know a lot about ARU, I was relieved to find a university relatively close to home.
Since joining ARU I have joined the Hindu and the K-pop societies and met wonderful people from various parts of the world; Malaysia, South Africa and North England. Everyone here is very friendly and nice. Both societies are new, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am glad I went as I felt very welcome and it was great fun!
The course content has been great as well. I can study modules that are academically challenging and interesting to me, while gaining extra exemptions for completing certain modules which will help a lot when I look for jobs. I also have access to the Bloomberg financial suite, which is very cool and fun.
Before coming to Essex, I will admit, I felt anxious and nervous as I didn’t know anyone before coming here. But I can say its been wonderful and the part time job opportunities have also been a great. I have the chance to apply for jobs I wouldn’t have otherwise thought to and it really pushes me to develop my CV writing skills (there’s a team that help with that too!).
How I chose ARU was relatively simple. I used google to search universities that offered the same course as my first year and were in a reasonable distance to commute to. ARU was one of the universities. The admissions staff were extremely kind and helpful as are my lecturers. My lecturers are always helpful and happy to help with certain topics I may not have understood after the lecture.
I hope to join more societies and clubs, engage further with my modules and to have a wonderful time going on to my final year at ARU!
Nikthiya, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance