Unable to be at university and meet fellow students is a major concern for students!

By George Joseph

UWS Ayr campus
  • Matthews believes that the UK offers one of the best quality education in the world but it is challenging though, due to the pandemic most of the classes are online!
  • For Arun, getting a good grade and pass the course concerns!
  • ” Students’ health is important at this point ” – Luke, Vice president for welfare & wellbeing, Union UWS

As everyone knows the UK is one of the major study destinations in the world. According to various sources, the UK have more than 4.5 lacks international students currently. The UKVI Home office confirms that it has issued more than 2.8 lacks student visas including dependents from June 2019 to June 2021.

Akindele Matthews at university studio floor

Akindele Matthews is from Nigeria. He is a student at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). He is doing Broadcast Journalism MA. He chose to study in Scotland because of the quality education. He added saying,

” it is challenging though, due to the pandemic most of the classes are online.”

He believes the high standard facilities and faculty members can help in improving his learning out come.

As of the report by College, there are 55,465 Indian students in the UK. And is expecting a rise in the coming years. the report states that Indian students contribute 60,000 pounds per each academic year.

Arun Benny

Arun Benny is from India. He came to the UK in October this year. He study MBA in International Business Management at Wrexham Glyndwr University in Wales. What tense him the most is getting a good grade for the modules. He said that in India, the educational system is very different. In UK every course assessment is done through projects and assignments. Completing his studies successfully is his priority.

Dimeji Sodeke is a Postgraduate student at Ayr Campus, UWS. For him studying in Scotland has a mixed feeling. He was very excited to begin his days at the university. He enjoys experiencing new culture, new places and meeting new people. On the other hand, it was difficult for him to cop- up with study pressures. Covid-19 for him is depressing. Because it has brought restrictions and travel bans. Due to this most of the classes are conducted online. Thus students miss the opportunities to meet and interact.

Dimeji looks forward to settle in the UK once he completes his course. UK has the best living conditions, top notch education and health facilities, He concluded.

Luke Humberstone – Vice president for Welfare & Wellbeing (UWS Union)

Luke Humberstone is the vice president for welfare and wellbeing, UWS union. He doesn’t think that it is good attending classes remotely. He said it is easier to clarify doubts in class than online and learning experience in the class much higher. But students’ health is important at this moment. Due to omicron, The UK and Scottish governments implement new restrictions. It is our duty to abide with the laws- he concluded. The union is not going to conduct any functions on campus until government ease rules.

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