The Support I Received Was Amazing

Edinburgh Napier student

The appeal of the city of Edinburgh spoke to me. I studied abroad while attending a university in Philadelphia, hoping to gain a broader horizon. While on exchange, I noticed just how different UK universities are and found I preferred them. I chose to transfer from my American university to study at Edinburgh Napier University for the practical/work-related skills they offered, the one-to-one sessions I was able to have with my lecturers, and the warm environment the university provided.

What I love about Edinburgh Napier are the facilities available for my course. I appreciate the camera gear and studios available to film students; we are encouraged to use them freely and routinely. The support I received as a foreign student was amazing - I received help with finding flats, finding a doctor or a bank, and have attended academic help sessions where I was taught how to reach British writing standards.

Edinburgh is a university city through and through. I felt at home the moment I landed, thanks to finding it easy to make friends. There are so many places to see and activities in which to take part in Edinburgh. Because I come from a big city, I found getting around Edinburgh pretty easy. Still, I found it difficult to adjust to living on my own for the first time. 

Because there's so much to keep busy with in Edinburgh, between university and work and volunteering, I found it easy to stay motivated. Each job or study-related opportunity is a chance to meet new people and explore new parts of the city.

One day, I plan to own a production company where I can direct my own films. Edinburgh Napier has allowed me to continually create films and work with new people, which is exactly what I need to suit my career plans. 

I'm able to use industry-standard technology and editing labs. I love being able to use the equipment so much that I'm considering doing my master's at Edinburgh Napier University.


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