Country: Ghana, Germany
Studying: MChD/BChD Dentistry
- I speak: English and German
My name is Nora and I am studying Dentistry. I chose to study at the University of Leeds because the integrated Masters degree programme is the first dental undergraduate programme in the UK to award students with a Masters level qualification and a BSc Oral Science at the end of the five years. Moreover, the Dental School’s clinical and teaching facilities are among the best in the UK, with students also having access to the latest haptics technology for clinical training.
The University of Leeds, being a single campus university, is a great opportunity to meet students from various disciples and backgrounds. The University of Leeds offers a great variety of opportunities away from the academic aspects. The Leeds University Union (LUU) offer over 300 activities, clubs and societies to choose from. The “Give It A Go” initiative is particularly helpful as it allows students to try something new without having to commit. In addition, the LUU has shops, bars, clubs and student advice centre.
In my spare time I like to work out at the Edge, which is located right on campus. Apart from the indoor swimming pool facilities, rock climbing wall and the 250 station fitness suite, the Edge offers over 140 exercise classes that take place during the week, ranging from Pilates and Yoga to Body Pump.
Leeds is a vibrant city and ideal for students to live in, as it offers a variety of attractions, shops and restaurants at affordable prices. One of my favourite attractions is the annual Christkindelmarkt, which is one of the most established German Christmas markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel rides and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre. The Global Community organizes various events throughout the year and host the Global Café once a week, which is a great place for UK and international students to relax with friends and meet new people from all walks of life.
This year I am living in university accommodation, which is a very friendly and lively place. There is 24-hour security, it is very conveniently located just a 10-minute walk to campus and about a 15-minute walk to the city centre. There are also local supermarkets within walking distance from the accommodation, which is ideal.