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First Days at Bishop Grosseteste

16th January 2018 Posted by: Moses Gundu Aza

MY experience at Bishop Grosseteste University so far has been astounding! The moment I stepped on campus that quiet night of September 26, I knew I had found a home away from home. A member of the International Office received me warmly and led me to temporary accommodation the university had organised for me for the night.

The events that followed the following day reinforced my confidence in my new environment. At the enrolment centre, I was happy to meet the admissions officer, in person, who had guided me throughout the process of admission while I was in Nigeria: she was happy to see me. I saw, and I still see, smiling faces all over the place.

The enrolment was much briefer than I had expected. The orientation was also brief but very comprehensive. The boat trip for MA TESOL students and their lecturers was fun-filled. It was amazing to see lecturers relate to their students at a very friendly level.

Since my arrival at BGU, I have found the school very interesting in all manners of ways. One of the things I appreciate the school for most is the overwhelming support for students. In addition to the periodic academic support sessions at the Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) staff provide, they keeping reminding students to go to them for help whenever they are in doubt. 

The library staff are always efficient and professional in the services they render to the students in the library; the International Office responds to issues affecting the international students with speed and a high level of accuracy.

Apart from the staff, the students especially my course mates and my teammates have also made my experience at BGU so far a very memorable one. I see the MA in Education with TESOL as a community of 29 members comprising 25 students and 4 lecturers. Each member is a fine team player, a friend and a collaborator in his or her own right.

The day my good friend took me to the sea to see the seals in the company of her family remains very fresh in my memory. Last but not the least, I bless the day I joined the best clubs in the university, the Male Football Team. In the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male football teams of the university, I have found some of the most pleasant young people I have ever seen. The day I joined them, they neither saw an international student nor an African in me; they saw a teammate and a friend, and they addressed me as such.

So with the stupendous support I get from staff and students at the university on daily basis I can indeed say that BGU is my comfort zone any day, anytime


Moses is currently studying at Bishops Grosseteste University: you can view their profile here


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