Studying: MSc International Health
- I speak: English, Yoruba and some Hausa
I’m Agatha, and I’m studying for a Masters in International Health. I chose the University of Leeds because it is a top-ranked university by most ranking systems and it offered me an interesting array of modules for my chosen course. Apart from the academics, it portrayed an impression of being a very cosmopolitan school, opening its doors to students from all over the world.
Since coming here in September, all of these impressions have been validated; Leeds University was named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide; my course modules are very interesting, practical and relevant to my future career; and there are 11 of us on the course, representing 8 countries and everyone brings a unique perspective to our discussions.
My favourite thing about the University are its extra-curricular activities – planned student trips to interesting places; Give-It-A-Go (GIAG) activities; concerts and exhibitions – there is always something to help one unwind and release the stress of academic activities.
The best thing about my course is the practical nature of the module contents – one can see immediately how what is being taught is relevant and applicable in real life situations. Even the essays and assignments are made to mirror real life problems to which the student has to propose credible solutions.
In my spare time, I love to explore the city; I have a fascination for old places and history. My best places to visit are the Leeds Dock, the Royal Armouries museum and Kirkstall Abbey.
I live in university accommodation, especially for postgraduate students. I love its proximity to school – I get to class in 15mins (5 mins for some engineering students!) and the fact that everything was considered and included in the accommodation and fees – the rooms are en-suite, with laundry facilities in every flat and an on-site gym. It also comes with free membership of the ‘Edge’, which is the University gym.