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Anna Karolina Braniecka

Anna came from Poland to study here.

Anna Karolina Braniecka

MSc IT Management

'I’ve found my tutors to be very supportive. They’re very straightforward people – friendly, approachable, almost always available.'

Anna gained a baccalauréat scientifique in France before spending three years back in Kraków at the Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza studying management with international business.

‘I chose to spend part of my undergraduate course at Teesside as an Erasmus student. And I enjoyed it so much I studied my master’s degree here – particularly as MSc courses are two years’ study in Poland, but only one in the UK. The bursary influenced my decision – it meant I didn’t have to borrow anything, making it so much more manageable. And I already knew about the high quality of Teesside’s resources.’

‘With my pure science background, I was originally overwhelmed by the scope of IT. A course at master’s level means much more independent study. But we’ve done a lot of work in groups, benefitting from very supportive classmates with a variety of backgrounds. We play to our strengths – I take the lead organising role. And it’s given me a huge insight into different people’s lives and cultures. It’s very enriching, particularly as I want to work with Médecins Sans Frontières – an international, independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid.

‘I’ve found my tutors to be very supportive. They’re very straightforward people – friendly, approachable, almost always available. I admire their patience and appreciate how they explain everything so clearly.

‘I dance for fun. I studied choreography of contemporary dance at the Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau in Dijon. During my Erasumus year, I met a Czech student here and together we established a dance society and give classes every week – contemporary, burlesque, hip hop, capoeira.’