Our student gets Times Higher Education blogging opportunity

28 March 2018
Gwen from Singapore on the Infinity Bridge by Queen's Campus

Gwen is a student from Singapore, studying the Humanities, Law and Social Science International Foundation Year at Durham University International Study Centre. Her aim is to progress to study Law at Durham University.

Beginning January 2018, this impressive student now writes a monthly blog post for the highly respected Times Higher Education Student website. Her posts focus on her own personal experience of coming to study in the UK. They provide an honest account of what it is like to choose Durham University International Study Centre, from a student’s point of view.

Gwen answers many of the questions you may have as a student considering studying here, including:

  • Why choose Durham University?
  • What are the classes and workload like?
  • What are the surroundings and student accommodation like?
  • How easy is it to get involved in University activities, including leadership roles?
  • What support is available if you experience personal issues like homesickness?

Students from countries like Singapore, where English is the native language, will also be interested to understand what Academic English Classes involve if you are already fluent in English.

Gwen says, “I think that my essay-writing skills have improved since taking these courses. I’ve also become familiar with the standard and style needed at a UK university, which is different from that required back home in Singapore and in Japan, where I also went to school.”

Her posts show just how good her writing skills have become. Read about Gwen's blog on the Times Higher Education Student website.