Why did you choose this course?
I study Geology in Brazil and I chose this course to enhance my knowledge, since studying Geology in the UK is really different from Brazil.
Why did you choose USW?
I chose USW because in its beginnings this was a mining school, and this is field of interest to me to work back in Brazil.
What do you think about your campus location?
I think the proximity of the Treforest campus to Cardiff is great if you want to shop or if you are looking for entertainment. But we have pubs, stores, markets and other nice facilities near our campus.
What do you think about the teaching staff on your course?
I think the teachers here in USW are really respectful because they always have time to speak with the students
What do you think about the facilities available to you during your course?
We have a great room with a lot of rock samples that we can study during the lectures We also have microscopes and computers at our disposal, and we can use them at any time we need.
Do you like your Accommodation?
Yes, my accommodation is very nice, I am glad to be living here
Did you attend International Welcome Week? If so, what did you enjoy the most?
I just attended the trips to roman baths, big pit museum and Bath, but I really enjoyed this trips, I made new friends in this opportunities
Have you joined any clubs or societies? If so, which ones and why do you enjoy being part of these clubs/societies?
I have joined the poker society and every Monday we get together to play with our friends, which I really enjoy doing.
What has been your best experience at USW so far?
The field trip where we went to the Lake District was amazing. Not only did I learn a lot, but I also got to visit some great landscapes in the north of England.
How do you think your experience studying at USW will help you after you have graduated from university?
In my case I think speaking English during lectures and in everyday life is really going to improve my skills after I graduate in Brazil, and all the knowledge about the Geology that I am gathering here also will be very important.
What advice would you give to any students who are thinking of studying at USW?
Don’t forget to bring a big and resistant umbrella!