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Quotes from our International Students

Shaun Liew

Shaun Liew | Canada (Port Coquitlam)
BA Sport and Health

"My name is Shaun Liew, and I am from Port Coquitlam (about 30 minutes from Vancouver), Canada. I am a recent BA Sport and Health graduate with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education is a fantastic department with great lecturers and staff members who have helped me throughout my final year. The course has given me a vast amount of experience in the sport and education field through various modules such as Coaching Pedagogy, Education, Sports and Physical Education and Independent Research (Dissertation).

This experience has started a journey towards my post-graduate studies in the UK. I will be starting my Masters in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the fall. I am looking forward to making new experiences and see what the future holds while continuing my education in Wales."


Odhise Myftari

Odhise Myftari | Albania
Business Management (BA, HND, HNC)

1st Class honours

"Studying Business Management at UWTSD was a total life-changing experience for me.  With the professional support and mentoring of my professors, I further developed as a person and acquired new skills and qualifications.

My professors taught me how to question my thoughts, speak carefully, think critically, and act courageously. They were a constant source of motivation and with their professional guidance, they helped me to surpass myself and achieve to receive a scholarship as the best student of my Faculty. 

As far as the future is concerned, I would like to continue studying, probably following a Master or a PhD, since, from my experience in UWTSD, there is nothing better than studying and meeting people that are willing to help you develop and progress as an individual."


Charissa Gabrielle Ee Liang Ting

Charissa Gabrielle Ee Liang Ting | Malaysia
BA New Media Production

"My time in Wales has been influential in shaping my approach to my future in academia. I had an extremely positive experience not just with my studies, but also with the people I am now fortunate enough to call friends. The next step for me is to pursue my Masters in Creative Writing."


Jennifer Mina Manggie

Jennifer Mina Manggie | Malaysia
BA New Media Production

"I had a wonderful time and surrounded by great people while in Carmarthen. I have improved my language and communication skills. All of my lecturers and friends are really helpful when it comes to assignment and project.

This is the most memorable thing that I ever had in 6 months period. I will never forget my experience as an exchange student in UWTSD for and it is something that I will treasure forever.

The picture to the right was taken beside the Llansteffan Castle."


Reham Al-Shaibani | Yemen

BSc Business Information Technology

First Class Honours

"Everyday I have a walk, I breath and look, and just can't believe how amazing Swansea city is!

I can never get bored with its breathless views everywhere.

Having these views reflects on their people from being nice, friendly and smiley. It just feels like 'home"


Kelsey Elizabeth Robertson

Kelsey Elizabeth Robertson | Canada
Acting (BA)

Graduated with an upper class 2:1 degree

"I felt like the course offered me a lot of challenges as an international student coming into a new country, and joining an ensemble that had already been together for 2 years. The course abled me to break out of my shell and comfort zone, take risks, and make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

The lecturers and students were more than welcoming in the acting course and I am so blessed to have met every single one of them. Aside from that, the cultural trips provided for international students were also a huge bonus. It allowed students to interact with others who were not in your course while exploring other beautiful parts of Wales.

The university also offers events in the students' unions which assists in increasing the interaction among students, and this really helps to keep you busy and meet new people while you're away from home. Spending the last year in wales and seeing the beautiful sights and meeting the wonderful people, makes me want to stay and continue my acting career in the UK.

This experience has opened my eyes and made me see that wales is my second home. Wales is my home away from home."


Yilan Mu

Yilan Mu | China
Archaeology

I have a really wonderful life here. Nice classmates, amazing nature, fun life adventures. Everyone is so nice here and I feel comfortable.


Samir Hasham

‌Samir Hasham | Canada
Creative Writing English

The student community and culture have been wonderful and accepting. The closeness of the people here is refreshing.


Roop Sidhu

Roop Sidhu | Canada (Douglas College)
Health and Exercise (BA)

The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

I've learned so much in such a short amount of time thanks to the amazing staff and unbelievable friendships I've made here in just one short year. Everyone wants to be involved and help you succeed!


Emma Lyles

Emma Lyles | Studio Art Major

My Stay in Wales

"My semester in Wales was by far the best part of my university experience. Learning in a different country from my own opened my eyes not only to the arts but to a new perspective of seeing the world. The beautiful landscape, kind people, and rich history of Wales will always hold a special place in my heart."