Nidhi from India talks about her life at Edinburgh Napier University.
“You get to have one-on-one sessions with lecturers and you are not judged on your age, only your potential”
The most amazing thing about Edinburgh Napier University are the campuses. They are all a marvel but I think I love Craiglockhart the most. It has a lounge and a cafeteria – they are the perfect hangout spots after class. The Students’ Association offers many activities so if you are a sports enthusiast, a writer or a designer, check them out. They have something for everyone! I'm a part of the My Future Group, and since I'm in the business school, the Bright Red Triangle too.
Being an international student, it is always important to keep in mind that the first few days you can a have culture shock. I told myself keep it going slow and steady and then I realised it isn’t really that bad. Here you get to have one-on-one sessions with lecturers and you are not judged on your age, only your potential.
“The lecturers are very supportive, especially when a direct entrant like me needs to know how things work”
Scotland was always an unexplored place that captivated me. It has a history and an identity of its own. For an ardent reader and an amateur writer like me, it was a dream come true to come here because inspiration is everywhere and though the weather isn't warm, the people and atmosphere are.
Edinburgh Napier has a variety of courses in Accounting and with streamlined modules, I get a chance to do what I want. Accounting with Corporate Finance offers international accounting expertise with the right amount of financial theory to understand how accounting works on the global level. The tutorials and coursework are a lot sometimes but it can be really fun.
The lecturers are very supportive, especially when a direct entrant (2nd Year) like me needs to know how things work! My favourite module is Corporate Accounting, it's quite interesting and guess what – it keeps me busy. The support staff at the University is very keen to help out students. They conduct a number of workshops and it is good to attend the ones on referencing or careers. They make you better prepared for your course.
“The city has a charm of its own, it has something for everyone”
My first day was sunny and bright which got my hopes high but it does get colder. The cold isn’t too bad, it’s just a little new to me. The city has a charm of its own, it has something for everyone - an adventurer, a philosopher or an artist.
The most beautiful part of the city is Calton Hill. The night views of the city from the top are mesmerising. When I saw them for the first time, I stopped breathing for a little bit. Exploring the city street by street at your own pace is just the perfect way to see Edinburgh because there is so much to do.
Edinburgh as a city can be confusing at first but gradually you start developing an understanding of the city and then everything is amazing.
“The course offered at Edinburgh Napier was the best one”
Being fond of commerce and accounts since a young age, I always wanted to do something different in this field. It is rare to find someone who works at organisations like IMF or the World Bank and that sounds like a great place to work. To be able to accomplish my dream, I wanted to study modules that would deal in international accounting and finance. For this, the course offered at Edinburgh Napier was the best one! I’m looking forward to the modules in 3rd and 4th year.