Student Profile - Aisha Syed

BSc Chemistry, School of Chemistry
Home Country: Oman

aisha-student-image"The fact that the campus is very beautiful, with most facilities within easy reach, makes studying a comfortable experience."  

Why did you apply to the University of Birmingham?

I had always dreamed of studying at a prestigious and internationally acclaimed university, and the esteemed universities in the UK were definitely institutions of choice. The University of Birmingham has some very notable alumni in Chemistry, such as the Nobel Prize winner Sir Norman Haworth. Moreover, I had heard from relatives that Birmingham is a highly multicultural city - which is something that I have found to be refreshingly true.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

The course has a very good structure and each year we have a good mix of reasonably straightforward and more challenging aspects of Chemistry to cover. The staff are very friendly, helpful and brilliant individuals!

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

The best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham is the campus. The fact that the campus is very beautiful, with most facilities within easy reach, makes studying a comfortable experience.

What’s your highlight of your time at the University?

Meeting lots of amazing new people whose friendship I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Is there anything extra students thinking about studying on the course should know?

The Bullring shopping centre is the largest of its kind in Europe and is easy to get to from the University station to Birmingham City Centre. It’s an ideal place to select gifts from for family and friends when going back home on vacation.