Sandra Monica Ferreira Neves
What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
The diversity, the community feeling, approachable staff, very friendly environment. I felt very welcome as a mature student.
Did you attend an open day? What was is like?
Staff and lectures were very friendly, as a small University made me feel comfortable, good academic resources and support. I attended a talk about the University in general after that moved around to familiarise with the site ( visit cafes, library, crime scene house, etc). Attended to a talk delivered by one of the science lectures and later met some of the others. I’ve also made new friends. It was very helpful. I found out more about the science courses, before the open day I thought only existed Forensic sciences and Animal studies. I had the opportunity to visit all the labs which gave a good insight into the facilities available on campus.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
Very friendly environment, fantastic learning community feeling.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
My course is delivered by great professionals, very approachable and helpful. I like that has a nanotechnology subject in it. My course is not just Chemistry, is also a mix of different subjects which is very helpful to develop a solid background and confidence as a professional.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I would like to study for a Master’s degree or PGCE.
What has the support been like?
Absolutely great. Lecturers are always happy to help, and Glyndwr University has a fantastic academic support team. They have workshops (in PowerPoint, Word, Presentations & referencing, etc) to help students to improve their academic skills. Sometimes the mature students struggle with IT and academic skills, so these workshops are very helpful.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?
There is a lot of support, so I feel I can grow confident as a student and future professional. There is a very good networking environment, it is easy to meet new people and make new friends.
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?
“Amazing”, because I developed my confidence, made a lot of friends and met new people. At Glyndwr university I had the opportunity to do extra modules for free, these are very interesting and help me to improve and gain new skills. It is good to know the lecturers know me by name and my struggles, so they are always there to help me.