5 January 2023
When I reflect on my first four months here, I can confidently say this is one of the most transformative and happiest times of my life.
What I’ve Enjoyed
- Cambridge is a multicultural hub. Since the city is heavily university centred, there are people from all over the world here. I have had interesting conversations and discussions with people from every continent, and as a developing adult, that’s crucial to have. My worldview and knowledge have grown so much since moving here.
- Anglia Ruskin is equipped with the tools and resources I need to succeed and grow in my field. All my professors are knowledgeable and helpful in allowing me to realise what I’m already succeeding at and the areas I can improve and focus on. I feel challenged and valued in my course. Resources I needed have been available like practice rooms, instruments, recording equipment from Media Services, and more. I feel confident in choosing this university.
What I’ve Learned
- Biking is the best way to get around Cambridge. For the first month, I fought the idea of getting a bike and was confident that I was happy walking everywhere or taking the bus. I’ve quickly learned that Cambridge is pretty bike friendly, and it’s the fastest and most reliable way to get around. I’ve added a basket to my bike and can explore so much more of the city!
- Moving to a new country is the best decision I could have made for myself. Making a huge life-altering decision like this was daunting at the start. However, I persevered through that to follow my dreams. I’ve learned to trust myself and go after the things I want in life with passion and determination. I’ve become more courageous, outgoing, and confident in this process, and I’m glad I made this happen.