A Polish student who chose to study business at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has called it the “best decision” of his life.
Wojciech Zub said the multicultural lifestyle in Leicester and the friendliness of the students he had met had given him a life-changing experience.
And, coming to the end of a four-year Business Studies BSc course, he felt the quality of his DMU degree would allow him to pursue work across the globe.
He said: “I originally decided to come to DMU on the recommendation of a friend of mine in Szczecin, Poland, where I lived.
“I came here on my own and was determined to work hard and pay my way through university, without having to rely on my parents.”
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When he first arrived he found England quite different to how he had imagined.
He said: “I was expecting people to be sarcastic; that’s the impression I’d had. But actually, people were very friendly and helpful.”
Having started his course, studying in the Hugh Aston Building, Wojciech joined the DMU Rowing club, having been a keen rower in Poland. He also found part-time work to help fund his studies.
He said: “The rowing club was great; the rowers were all teaching me bits of English, little local sayings and things.”
Wojciech also joined DMU’s Polish Society, when it was formed last year, demonstrating the growing popularity DMU has among Polish students – the numbers of students from the country applying to study at DMU has risen by 70 per cent in the past year.
Wojciech said: “DMU is very impressive. I study in the Hugh Aston Building, which is excellent and the campus library is very well equipped.
“I would certainly say to students thinking of studying in the UK that DMU is a very welcoming choice. It is not as effortful as people think to come and study in another country and the opportunity a UK degree offers is huge.
“It is the best decision of my life and I know it will give me a much bigger future.”
Posted on Tuesday 9th May 2017