Antarang came from India to study here.
MSc Mechanical Engineering
My course has been an overall experience of academic, extracurricular and so many other things. The academic side was quite challenging for me initially. I had to get used to new software and designs and I was not used to writing reports or essays. structures. It was a very good learning experience.
After completing my bachelor degree at home in India I wanted to continue my studies in mechanical engineering in UK. I have always been interested in studying abroad and the UK is a very popular destination to do that. Immediately after I finished my degree I got a job in an IT company but after one year of work experience I realised that I was not an IT person. That’s why I wanted to study mechanical engineering. It was then that I started looking for universities that offered mechanical engineering. I shortlisted several universities and looked at all the modules and realised that the master’s at Teesside University would add to what I have already done in my bachelor degree.
My course has been an overall experience of academic, extracurricular and so many other things. The academic side was quite challenging for me initially. I had to get used to new software and designs and I was not used to writing reports or essays. It was a very good learning experience.
I also enjoyed extracurricular activities. I was working as a student ambassador and I learned a lot through interacting with people and made lots of friends, not only in engineering but in other schools and departments and I think this also helped me academically.
On my first day at the university I was directed to my accommodation and then the registration and courses started, so obviously I was very excited to be in a new country and looking forward to making new friends.
On the orientation day I learned about a lot of new things; career services, great facilities and really everything about Teesside University which made me even more interested and looking forward to the course.
During the course I made very good friends, and my social life was also very good since I became a student ambassador. It gave me an opportunity to interact with students from different nationalities. I made friends with people from Brazil, Portugal, Spain and lots of other places and I cherish those moments and the experience.
Absolutely! As a message to international students I would say that if you want to improve your experience, your studies and extracurricular life then Teesside is the best place to be.