Krasen Denev

Krasen Denev, Bulgaria

Krasen Denev, Bulgaria

Krasen is currently studying towards his MSc in Sports Coaching. Take a look at what he has got to say about his time so far at USW.

Have you enjoyed your University experience at South Wales so far?
Definitely! It’s been a blast! Working with this awesome teaching staff, playing for the University football team, living in a nice accommodation, everything has been great so far!

What advice would you give to any students who are thinking of studying at USW?
Don’t think twice! Come to University of South Wales, it does not rain as much as you probably think!

What’s your number one student experience so far?
My number one student experience so far has to be going to the Wales – New Zealand rugby match and I’m not even a rugby fan! The passion for rugby here is amazing and the atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium is unlike any other.

Why did you choose to study at University of South Wales?
Well, as an undergraduate student I took part in the Erasmus programme and I spent a year studying abroad, in Belgium. Therefore, having experienced student life outside of Bulgaria, I was keen on studying a Master programme abroad. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the lovely people at Integral, Veliko Turnovo, who advised me wisely to choose the University of South Wales and facilitated every step of the application process. I was awarded 1500 pounds postgraduate scholarship, so it wasn’t a difficult decision for me. Plus the fact that I am in Wales brings a certain charm to it!

What do you think about the course you are studying?
Where do I begin? First of all, the course leader, Mel Tuckwell is marvellous. She has coached netball internationally, but what impresses me the most is her comprehensive understanding of all sports and she is a really down to Earth kind of a person. I learn a lot from my peers too, they all have coaching experience whether this is in rugby, gymnastics or netball and every session feels like a coaching clinic.

Has your learning experience at South Wales been positive?
I think your IT system – Moodle makes everything so easy! I have easy access to all the learning materials that I need. And if that is not enough I can always call, e-mail or skype any of the lecturers and they would be buzzing to help me.
The sporting facilities in Treforest are jaw-dropping, it has a number of great grass and Astroturf grounds and it is just across the street from Cardiff City Academy. In conclusion, if you love sport and you want to be active during your studies, University of South Wales can provide you with anything you need.