Sagar from Nepal talks about his life at Edinburgh Napier University.
Sagar KC, BSc Honours Business Management
“You get all the support you need”
I always wanted to go to a university. After I finished my HND in Business from Telford College (now Edinburgh College), I went to work for myself for a few years. It was a great experience but there was something missing. So finally in 2015 I decided to join a university. A few of my friends were already studying at Edinburgh Napier University and they recommended the course to me. I also had the option to start in January.
I have enjoyed my course so far. The lecturers are great and very approachable. Being an international student, it was a bit difficult for me at the beginning but I've found out that if you do your part of the work, you will get all the support you need.
“I thought my time at Edinburgh Napier would be all academic but I was wrong”
In the beginning, everything was new. Everything was different from the college I went to. There are a lot of facilities available for students. The online resource Moodle was a great help for all university work, but it did take me some time to get used to it.
I thought my time at Edinburgh Napier would be all academic but I was wrong. After a year, I am a member of various societies and have been involved in various events such as the Food Bank and Freshers’ Week.
“Everything is in walking distance”
Ever since I moved from Nepal, I have lived in Edinburgh. The city is very beautiful. Anyone who is walking on the streets will instantly realise the history of the city just by looking at the buildings. From Arthur's Seat to Portobello Beach, Edinburgh has a lot to offer. Everything is in walking distance.
The thing I like the most about Edinburgh is how welcoming the people are. I think the Scots are easy going people with a big heart.
“I wish to have my own business in the hospitality sector in Nepal”
After I receive my undergraduate degree, I want to continue with a masters. As a career, I wish to have my own business in the hospitality sector.
Nepal is a great destination for tourists all over the worldand in recent years, domestic tourism has flourished. I believe the academic knowledge along with my involvement in various events will help me hone my skills in dealing with people from different backgrounds.