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Chakshudaa Masih

Chakshudaa Masih

University of Chester, United Kingdom

Country of origin: India
Study course: Bachelor in Animal Behaviour

Why did you decide to study abroad?
The course I wanted to do my bachelors in was unavailable at my home country. I then began looking at options outside of India and found the United Kingdom to house most of the universities which provided animal behaviour courses and that was how my journey began. I was excited about moving to a new place and leaving India for the first time. Having a degree from the UK is also recognised worldwide which encouraged me to study here.

What made you decide on this university?
University of Chester is placed very near to the No.1 zoo in the UK and that was one of the main reasons I picked this university. I was also intrigued by the roman culture of the city and how it was a walled city. The university and the city itself are splendid and worth moving to!

How is your experience of studying abroad?
My experience so far has been full of excitement, fear and happiness. When I moved to Chester, I had absolutely no idea about the city or how things work in another country. Turns out everything here is completely different to my home country. Fortunately, the people in Chester are very understanding and help loads! It did not take me long to understand how to live here. The course I study has been awesome and I had to opportunity to visit several animal parks with university which was great! The university staff, the strangers on the street, the people in shops and my friends have been a great contribution toward me enjoying my life in Chester which I now call home.

Why do you think others should not miss out on studying at your university
University of Chester has a wide range of courses and has a broad range of resources available to students specific to their course. The staff at Chester are very supportive and most importantly understand how scary starting University can be and they do everything to help. We have a great library and amazing student support to get through any troubles we face at university. Apart from the university, Chester is a tourist attraction and there is always something happening at the city centre and the days and night here are very exhilarating. The clubs and societies add to the opportunity of making friends and whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, there is always something for you to do in this quite but happening city!