Why did you choose Birmingham?
Brought up in Portugal, I decided to move to the United Kingdom to pursue my studies in higher education. Before moving to England, the idea of starting university at a different place was both daunting and exciting. However, I had nothing to worry about. My first few weeks were amazing.
What are the most important aspects of studying and living at Birmingham?
The transition from college to university was made as easy as possible, with weekly tutorials being a key element in this process. They contributed to enhancing my general appreciation of the subject, but they were also relevant to cover any gaps due to different educational backgrounds.
A feature of TPAM is that the perfect synergy between both subjects makes my student life diversified and rewarding. Also, as there are fewer of us, we get to know each other very well which, when you are away from home, is of great importance. The way the programmes are structured constantly encourages me to think 'outside of the box' and assures me everything has been planned to push me towards success.
Being at a university with such a multicultural environment and a vibrant community means it is incredibly easy to call Birmingham home away from home. With a wide selection of societies and volunteering groups, there is always something for everyone, which makes it impossible to be bored at all.
A tip from Edna.....
The induction events I attended on freshers’ week really helped me to get to know my classmates, as well as other physics students, which assured me it would be easy to make friends given how friendly everyone was. Get involved!