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Study skills advice from international students

Kamila's experience of studying in the UK vs. Brazil

MA 3D Computer Animation student, Kamila Bianchi gives her advice on studying in the UK and how it compares with studying in Brazil.

Kamila Bianchi, a BU student

“My first thought when comparing studying in Brazil with the UK was that here (in the UK) you have to dedicate a lot more time to your studies than back home.”

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Developing your independent study skills in the UK vs. Italy

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design student Diana Pelino explains how you need to work more independently compared with her home country Italy and she enjoys the fact that there is more teamwork when studying in the UK.


Studying in the UK vs. Vietnam

MSc Retail Management and Marketing student Ngoc Huyen Nguyen says it's a very different experience studying in the UK compared to her country, Vietnam. She gained a wide range of new skills and she is proud to share her advice.

Ngoc Huyen Nguyen, a BU student

“A common issue for Vietnamese students is that we are very good at grammar and theoretical knowledge, but lack confidence when communicating. So, take the opportunity to develop your English and self-confidence when you’re in the UK.”

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Giorgos' experience of studying in the UK vs. Greece

MA Directing Film and Television student, Giorgos Kapsanakis shares his experience and advice. He highlights the excellent networking opportunities at Bournemouth University and how he has developed his communication skills.


Studying in the UK vs. Bulgaria

MSc Tourism Management and Marketing student Martina Gardeva, gives her account of what it's like to study in the UK compared with Bulgaria.

Martina Gardeva, a BU student

“Let me assure you it’s not that hard and everything can be learnt and mastered once you come here. Nobody expects you to be perfect and to know everything. After all, that is why you are coming to BU – to develop yourself and enhance your knowledge.”

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