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Alex Monaco Tschan BSc Management 2017, Italian

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Southampton Uni definitely equipped me with lots of knowledge and life experiences and now I’m ready for a new adventure.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Southampton?

The University of Southampton has a very good reputation and is fairly high in rankings. Furthermore, I visited the campus and I really could have seen myself studying here.

What were your first impressions of the University of Southampton?

It was a sunny day and campus was quite busy. I had a great first impression. There were also a lot of students helping newcomers to find their way around.

What do you enjoy the most about living in Southampton?

In the past 3 years Southampton grew exponentially. Lots of new places open every day. I like all the new restaurants in the west quay area, I love the large variety of Asian restaurants all over the city and once in a while I love to eat in one of the fancy restaurants in oxford street (even if it’s a bit pricy).

What is your favourite spot on campus?

Valley Gardens are beautiful on a sunny day. I also like to have lunch in the Bridge and go for a pint in the Stags after a hard day of work in the library.

What has been your proudest accomplishment while you were in Southampton? (This could be social or academic)

I loved my time here. I found amazing friends, met my girlfriend and visited a lot of places. I grew a lot as a student and as a researcher. My proudest accomplishment was earlier this year when I received an offer for a master of research in Cambridge. Southampton Uni definitely equipped me with lots of knowledge and life experiences and now I’m ready for a new adventure.

Would you recommend the University of Southampton to students from your home country? If so, why?

I definitely would. Italians are very friendly and chatty. I loved to spend time with international students and share cultural differences. In Italy there is the tendency to study in one’s hometown but if one has the opportunity to come study abroad he should definitely take it.

What will you do with your degree after you have finished your studies?
For example, will your degree help you to get your next job or closer to your dream career?

My degree hare helped me to find a dream masters and will definitely help me to get my dream job after that.

Do you have any stories about your time in Southampton or a happy memory you want to share?

My suggestion to new students would be to do everything! Never say no to a particular activity, to a daily trip somewhere, to an event in campus or to a night out! The years I spent here at Southampton were the best years of my life and if I could, I would do it all over again! Spend your time here and do as much as you can so you won’t have any regrets when you finish.

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