Salome Ntau

I studied a BSc Professional Practice (Midwifery) at the University of South Wales Glyntaff Campus.

Coming to study here was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made in my life. I come from Botswana. I still recall when I first came here; my flight left at 5pm from Gaborone, and then I travelled to Johannesburg in South Africa. At 9pm I left for Amsterdam (Holland) and the following day I boarded a flight to Cardiff and I arrived in Trefforest at 5pm – a 24 hour journey!

I am very grateful for the warm welcome I received. The University had arranged transport to pick me up at the airport. Also I had already organised on-campus accommodation through the University website, and it was ready for me when I got here. It was a good start to my education here.

I had an opportunity to attend the International Arrivals Week and it was very interesting. I learnt everything about the University, academic life, social life and the local area. I felt at home immediately. Wales is a great place; people are friendly and the cost of living is not as high compared to other areas in the UK.

The University of South Wales is one of the only UK universities offering BSc [Hons] Professional Practice, which is perfect for mature entry and post graduates. I have my diploma in Nursing and Midwifery already, and the design and content of this course is fantastic, because I could choose to study what I wanted in order to enhance my professional and practical skills. The simulation practice suite (OSCE) offers more than just practice – it offers high quality learning for Health Sciences students and I would recommend it to all health institutions all over the world.

The University has a good support system for international students, which enhances your learning, academically and socially. There is free interaction between students and lecturers. Teaching at this university is of a high standard and quality.

Having completed my education I feel empowered to make a difference in my career.