Undergraduate (MChem and BSc)
Danilo Santos – Brazil, Science without Borders.
I have chosen the Cardiff University’s School of Chemistry amongst all other Universities in the United Kingdom because of its excellence in teaching and research, its well-equipped facilities and its wide-open arms to receive international students. I was assisted in every step within the process of choosing a University until my enrolment, settling down in my accommodation and everything afterwards. Adding to it all Cardiff is an amazing city! You get to know people from all over the world, you get to learn some words in Welsh, you can go walking to every part of the city, there are lots of pubs and parties, you get to see Rugby being played which is an important aspect of Wales and also to support the Premiership football team Cardiff City.
Rafael Marchi – Brazil, Science without Borders.
I have chosen Cardiff University because it is one of the top universities in the United Kingdom, and it’s School of Chemistry is globally recognised. I am proud and happy with myself that I accepted the challenge of study here and have appreciated the total support from all staff members of the school. I have no doubts that this experience will be postivlely reflected in my future career. Cardiff is a city with all the facilities that a big city has but it is really compact, everything can be done within walking distance and also, recently, Cardiff was reported as the best UK city for young adults.
Rima Trofimovaite – Lithuania; BSc in Chemistry
I have chosen Cardiff University because it is one of the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom and it is well known for its science disciplines. Not only it has a good reputation in chemistry; the helpfulness and friendliness of staff at the department encouraged me to choose Cardiff. Despite the fact that chemistry is a hard subject, my passion and full support from lecturers had made it very easy! The University is situated in the heart of city centre, so you can reach everything within walking distance. Cardiff itself is very compact, picturesque and safe town offering loads of entertainment for students.
Jiri Kulhavy – Czech Republic; MChem
Cardiff University belongs to top world universities and as does it's School of Chemistry. As I had always been very interested in nanoscale science, Cardiff School of Chemistry and it's Cardiff Catalysis Institute affords very good opportunities to be involved with cutting edge research into nanoscience field. The School gives the opportunity to learn, use the most innovative techniques, probing spectroscopic machines, and from this, there is no doubt the next step in my career is to undertake a PhD.
Ann-Marina Gregoriou – Cyprus; BSc
I've chosen to study at Cardiff because is a beautiful city and very student friendly. Everything is within walking distance; from the shopping centres and colorful parks, the cinemas and crazy welsh pubs. I feel that this city has so much to offer to students and especially to me. I always feel that there is something different to do. Cardiff University is one of the top universities in the United Kingdom so I’m really proud of myself that I was accepted onto the challenging chemistry course. I'm sure that with my enthusiasm and the support of my classmates and the staff I will have a great career after graduating.