The Son from Vietnam talks about his life at Edinburgh Napier University.
The Son Luong, BA Festival and Events & Marketing Management
“The tuition fees at Edinburgh Napier University were reasonable and affordable”
My course is Festival and Event Management with the addition of Marketing. It is a really new study field that my home country never offered. Having chosen the course, I wanted to study in Edinburgh because the place is rich in culture and tradition. It presents opportunities to develop practical skills and experience. This is because there are plenty of festivals and events being run throughout the year in Edinburgh, a place full of excitement and amazement.
Among the universities here, I decided to study at Edinburgh Napier University because the course is ranked really high in the United Kingdom. Secondly, as a non-European student, I paid extra attention to the tuition fees and Edinburgh Napier University’s were reasonable and affordable.
Having been here for a year and experienced the course myself, I feel satisfied with my decision. The staff on campus are helpful and friendly and the lecturers and professors have an advanced knowledge in their fields and are willing to figure out any of their students' problems. Overall, my experience here has been really good so far.
“What has really amazed me is how many sources of information I can get access to through the University”
In terms of the facilities provided, they have met my expectations. This has helped me significantly during my studies at the University, though some resources could have been developed more.
What has really amazed me is how many sources of information I can get access to through the University. This has helped me a lot, especially when I had coursework as well as when I wanted to enrich my understanding of different fields.
“I had looked forward to visiting Scotland in the past to see the "men with interesting outfits and a loud trumpet”
Living in Edinburgh, has been one of the very wise choices I have made in my life. The most amazing thing to mention is the people here. Everyone seems happy and they are always so willing to help whenever they can. When I first came here, I did not have a SIM card yet and people on the bus were so approachable that they gave me advice on which plans and network providers to go for. That was the real culture shock I got, in a good way.
I had been looking forward to visiting Scotland in the past, especially to see the castles, the highland cows and the "men with interesting outfits and a loud trumpet" - the way we describe them in Vietnam. The city itself is lovely, peaceful but definitely not quiet.
“The most important thing is that I have had the chance to experience living in such a lovely place”
I expect to be working soon after having graduated. It does not really matter for me whether I stay in Scotland or go back to my country since the most important thing is that I have had the chance to experience living in such a lovely place.
It is important to me to work in the events industry and marketing in general. After having worked for a few years, I will apply for higher education - for example a masters degree.