Alumni around the world share their post-grad study stories

In a challenging year for making decisions about your study, 130 alumni around the world offered their words of advice to over 5,000 students considering Bristol at our postgraduate open week, 16-20 November.

Our international community of alumni volunteers responded to a call for their stories, memories and experience, explaining the impact their post-graduate study at Bristol has had on their career, the support offered during their time here and tips for making the most of life in Bristol over more than 100 different sessions during the week.

Our alumni are Bristol’s best advocates- many thanks go to all the volunteers who took the time to share their story.

Brian Greenwood, Deputy Head of International Student Recruitment, said: 

We’re so grateful to all the alumni who gave up their time to share their Bristol story- the snippets and memories really bring the Bristol experience to life for all of our students out there who are considering their study choices! We were especially pleased to welcome several alumni to take part in live talks, on hand to answer questions directly. I really enjoyed hearing from everyone- thanks to all who got involved!.

Here are a few examples of what you had to say:

The teaching staff were always available, and there was a great rapport between students all over the world”. Michaela Gallo (MA 2014)

“I really cherish my learning experiences at the University and in the city of Bristol. Walking up the hill to attend my taught master’s program in the Faculty of Engineering is totally etched in my memory.

“Most of all, the University has helped build my confidence and resilience to continue learning”. Zackaria Mwaniki (MSc 2009)

“My master’s in international law widened my horizons and trained me to understand the world from a multitude of perspectives. I also enjoyed having intellectually stimulating conversations with friends from all over the world both in class and at social events outside of school. A good number of us are still friends now despite living in different corners of the world.” Rosel Tan (LLM 2020)

If you are keen to get involved, sign up to our Bristol Volunteers Digest to stay in the loop with the latest opportunities and join Bristol Connects to be part of your community online.


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