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Lavinia-Dumitrita from Romania, BSc in Business and Management

University of Salford student Lavinia-Dumitrita Alexoiu, from Romania

Lavinia-Dumitrita Alexoiu, 19, from Romania
Studying Business and Management at the University of Salford in Manchester

'Make your student years matter!'

'We all love our home, the comfort and level of intimacy that it provides, but you know what they say: life is what happens outside your comfort zone. I believe that moving to another country is a pretty hard thing to do, but it is rewarding and exciting at the same time, especially when you do it for a better education and for your own future.

'The question is… why do so many of us choose to come all the way to the UK? I bet all international students have different answers to that, but there is one aspect that we are all going to mention: high-quality education. The UK has some of the best universities in the world.

'In the UK you are certain that after three years you are going to leave with new amazing skills, and all UK universities are going to help improve your employability, no matter what your field of expertise is. Teachers and university staff in general will always treat you as a friend, and they will be there for you every step of the way. And let’s not forget the best part: the possibility of having a work placement year, a perfect way of adding experience to your CV.

'Although studying is really important, student life is more than that. No matter what your definition of fun is, you will find anything that you can think of here, and I am not only talking about parties. For example, I am a music lover, and I'm already planning to go to more than ten concerts in the first three months of university.

'What do you love? Sports? Art, maybe? No worries, the UK has some of the best football teams in the world (I'm sure you’ve all heard about Manchester and Liverpool), the best museums and art galleries. Another great thing about the UK is that the distances are really short, so if you love to travel and discover beautiful landscapes or just visit some great landmarks, you can do that even on the weekends – there is no need to wait for the holidays.

'These are some of the greatest years of our lives, so why not spend them in one of the greatest countries in the world? There's a reason United Kingdom is also called GREAT Britain.'

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