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International Student Success

CLASS OF 2016

Find out a little more about some of Abbey College Manchester’s successful Class of 2016 international students by clicking on their names below:

Zulikhat Shavaeva

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Zulikhat
 

Name Zulikhat Shavaeva
Country Russia
Course: A Levels
Subjects: Psychology A*, Religious Studies A*, Mathematics A
Degree Course: Software Design Engineering
University: Durham University

“The education I had in Abbey College Manchester went far beyond the classroom and far beyond my expectations. Excellent teaching is provided as well as a lot of different enrichment activities which integrated me even more into the college community. The small size of classes made it easier for students to communicate with teachers for problem solving and help.
 
Personal Tutors also helped us to solve life’s daily problems. The college also gave us very useful advice when we applied for universities including advice on writing personal statements and interview practice.”

Yunjiu Yang

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Yunjiu
 

Name Yunjiu Yang
Country China
Course: A Levels
Subjects: Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A, Physics A
Degree Course: Aerospace Engineering
University: University of Manchester

“I came to study A Levels at Abbey College Manchester in September 2014. At fi rst I was really nervous about studying away from home and not knowing the language very well but I do not regret coming here for one second. I have made many great friends, learnt a lot about British culture and have fantastic memories of my time here. I received great help with my English by attending IELTS classes which were vital in helping me understand my subjects.
 
The college is quite small and so you feel part of a community where people want to help each other. My teachers were always there for extra help if I needed them and their advice during the university applications process was really good and I have now managed to gain a place at a great university doing the subject I always dreamed of doing.”

Yekaterina Golubeva

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Yekaterina
 

Name Yunjiu Yang
Country Kazakhstan
Course: International Foundation Programme
Subjects: Business Pathway
Degree Course: Business Management
University: Cardiff University

“I will look back with great happiness at my time spent in Manchester at Abbey College Manchester. I have made many great friends during my time here and I move on to university with nothing but thanks to all the staff that have helped me during my year here. Their doors were always open if I needed any extra guidance which was really valuable. University applications support is excellent here too. My tutor helped me prepare my application and gave me good advice on how best to write my personal statement.
 
I lived at the college residence with fellow students whilst studying here. The facilities there were high quality with all bedrooms being ensuite and the living and kitchen areas being well equipped and modern. Living at the residence gave a great balance between living independently while still having the support of the House Parents whenever needed.”

Joel Omonze

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Joel
 

Name Joel Omonze
Country Nigeria
Course: A Levels
Subjects: Mathematics A*, Physics A*, Further Mathematics B
Degree Course: Mechanical Engineering
University: University of Bath

“The staff and students made the college a very warm, friendly and welcoming environment. I found that everyone related in an informal but respectful manner which has enabled me to perform better academically as well as socially. The quality of education here is of a high standard and there are also lots of extracurricular activities that I got involved in as much as possible. I took part in the Engineering project, which involved working in a group with a senior engineer from a national manufacturing company. We worked on a real life problem and designed a solution to it. The project really helped develop my skills in teamwork, communication, resenting and leadership. My time at Abbey College Manchester has been an unforgettable experience, which I feel I have taken full advantage of. I would certainly recommend it to other students from Nigeria and from other countries too.”

Izabela Ilchovska

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Izabela
 

Name Izabela Ilchovska
Country Bulgaria
Course: International Foundation Programme
Subjects: Business Pathway
Degree Course: Business and Management
University: Durham University

Abbey College Manchester has an excellent reputation in getting students onto their first choice courses at university. My tutor helped me prepare my application and gave me good advice on what to put on my personal statement. The college also arranged practice university interviews which was brilliant and prepared me for the real thing.
 
The college residence is nice and is only about a 15 minute walk away from the college. The rooms are quite big and have their own bathroom. It gave a great balance between living independently while still having the support of the House Parents. The House Parents were supportive and the environment at the residence was great for learning. It also really improved my English even more.”

Grei Muskaj

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Grei
 

Name Grei Muskaj
Country Albania
Course: A Levels
Subjects: Biology A*, Mathematics A*, Chemistry A
Degree Course: Dentistry
University: Queen Mary University of London

“Being the only student from Albania in Abbey College Manchester I was a little nervous at the start. I did not need to worry; everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
 
The learning resources and equipment in the college were good. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and they were very interactive. Having very small class sizes too helped my confi dence and my communication skills. I got really good help when preparing my university application and managed to get several great offers. I did well in my examinations and managed to get to the university and onto the degree course I really wanted. The experience at the college was one I will never forget and hopefully there will be more students from Albania that will come and study in Manchester.”

Tsz Hin Lo

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student Tsz
 

Name Tsz Hin Lo
Country Hong Kong
Course: A Levels
Subjects: Mathematics A, Biology A, Chemistry A, Physics A
Degree Course: Medicine
University: University of Liverpool

“Studying Abbey College Manchester was a great experience for me. I came here to study A Levels and my aspiration was to then go on to study Medicine at university. I’m so pleased that I have managed to achieve this. Throughout my two years at the college the teachers have been really helpful and supportive. They put on extra sessions for students like me who wanted to apply for medicine that were designed to prepare our university applications from compiling our personal statements and advice on the UKCAT to having practice interviews.
 
Classes at the college are really small, never more than 12 in each, and there are no barriers between the teachers and the students. Although you are worked hard the environment is friendly, informal and really supportive.”

David Aguariavwodo

Abbey College Manchester A Level Student David
 

Name David Aguariavwodo
Country Nigeria
Course: International Foundation Programme
Subjects: Engineering Pathway
Degree Course: Mechanical Engineering
University: University of Nottingham

“Life at Abbey College Manchester has been a wonderful experience that has played a signifi cant role in my academic success so far. I originally came to undertake a Two Year A Level Programme. Things did not work out as I had hoped but the college through their fl exibility allowed me to transfer across to the International Foundation Programme. It was the best decision I have ever made. The learning style of the course suited me much better and I was really motivated and committed to succeed.
 
The quality of the teaching was outstanding and I always had full access to my teachers for questions outside lessons and to my tutor who advised me on my university application. The college gave me the confidence to apply to a great university and to achieve the score to get in.”

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