Meet Reuel from Singapore, who completed the International Foundation in Science and Engineering programme at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, and is now studying Nutritional Sciences at MMU.
How did INTO help you progress to university?
I was out of the education system for three years, so coming back wasn’t that easy as I had to relearn lots of things and pick up a lot of new information. INTO helped me to do this really well, and all the staff were really patient.
How did the INTO staff support you?
The staff at INTO were really helpful. Whenever I came to them with an enquiry they were fast to reply, and really tried to help me to solve the problem. The teachers were really helpful - whenever I had a question the could meet me after class or schedule a meeting and really go through the question.
What advice would you give to future students?
Everything in Manchester is very accessible by walking or public transport so nothing is too far. There’s a huge Chinatown and other nationalities can find their own foods too. I love coffee, so my favourite area is the Northern Quarter where there are a lot of independent cafes.
Have you made friends with people from other countries?
I have friends from all over including Japan, Hong Kong, Burma and Korea - it’s a huge mix and no-ones from the same country. It’s really interesting.
Why do you love studying in the UK?
I love studying in the UK because I love the independence and the freedom I get here.