Batyrkhan was the first student from his university in Kazakhstan to come to Teesside University on an exchange programme.
BA (Hons) Journalism
'Journalism is an important part of my life – since childhood, I have dreamed about this.'
Batyrkhan Togaibayev came from Kazakhstan to study Media Journalism at Teesside University.
I believe higher education is a new level of self-development and I’m eager to learn. Journalism is an important part of my life – since childhood, I have dreamed about this.
Each of the lecturers has a lot of experience in their field. I really enjoyed the module Journalism: Sound and Vision because I like to shoot videos, and doing interviews and reports.
The people of Middlesbrough were very friendly and kind. I went to parties and dined at restaurants, and I also went to the football while I was there.
I would like to continue my studies in the United States. After that, I aim to get a job with an international publication. I’d like to work in major media and be in the centre of world events – I hope to travel the world and make documentary films.
The experience gained at Teesside has been very useful for me. I learned the basics of British and European journalism. This will definitely help me to achieve great heights in Kazakhstan.