Student Profiles - India
“Studying in the UK is entirely different from here in India, with more focus on practical approach. Course work also involved working with international students on several projects that formed part of the grade.....
“Sometimes I find it quite hard to believe that I completed my Masters degree and returned to India! My journey during these five years has been as exciting as the days I spent studying at the University of Huddersfield.
“Studying in the UK is entirely different from here in India, with more focus on practical approach. Course work also involved working with international students on several projects that formed part of the grade. The assignments and exams were quite rigorous and required consistent preparation and diligence to crack. These experiences taught me to be a good team player and appreciate different perspectives towards any problem!
“After returning back to India I was very keen to do full justice to my qualifications and was determined to get a foothold in the rapidly growing Indian auto Industry. Technical jobs such as design engineer positions required prior industry experience of minimum 2 to 3 years so I shifted my focus towards market research/consulting based roles.
“My first job as a Research Analyst with a global market research firm Frost and Sullivan helped me learn the fundamentals of market research and analysis. My primary responsibilities involved working on various market research projects that involved regular interactions with Industry experts all over the world.
“I am now working in Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Chennai as an Assistant Manager in the Markets & Industries team. I handle dual responsibilities of being the regions analyst for PwC Global Autofacts team and as a knowledge manager in the auto sector for the firm in India. Responsibilities include extensive market research, client interaction, knowledge management and travel.
“It is impossible to encapsulate all the wonderful experiences i had during my student days in UK, especially in Huddersfield but I would like to say that my education gave me the knowledge and experience to get me to where I am today.”
“The modules on my course were exactly what I was looking for in an Engineering degree. The University offers very good facilities in terms of labs, library, staff and many more."....
“I discovered the University of Huddersfield when a representative from Huddersfield visited my home city to interview students. It was my dream to pursue higher education in the UK because of its high standards. Courses in the UK encourage independence, creativity and most importantly self-reliance.
“I was very happy to learn that the University of Huddersfield offered my course and that it promotes a low cost of living. Huddersfield is one of the best places I have visited so far which offers good value for money.
“The modules on my course were exactly what I was looking for in an Engineering degree. The University offers very good facilities in terms of labs, library, staff and many more.
“I have never been out of India before, however I felt very comfortable from the very first day because my tutors and other University staff were so friendly and supportive. Living alone in a new country can be very daunting but for me it was a chance to explore myself and have greeted this with an enormous thrill.
“One of the best things about the University of Huddersfield is the number of International scholarship awards available. The University recognises the efforts made by the students and provides various opportunities for students to pursue their higher education from which ever background they are.”
"The large international student population here made me feel at home, and all the people here are very welcoming."....
“When I first joined the University of Huddersfield I had almost completed my MSc at a different university, but I wished to retake my final-year project but was required to pay the full fee cost to do the project again. Not knowing what to do, some of my friends suggested Huddersfield as being a very good University and so I approached one of the tutors to see if they could offer any advice. They were so helpful and the tutor I spoke to made it so easy for me to come to Huddersfield and do my final project again.
“Although it was difficult at first because I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed to do, all the professors were so supportive and they are very open with students about what is happening and what is expected of them, so it made everything so much easier. I took on a challenging project because I wanted to prove to myself that I really could do it, and after many weeks in the library my project has now been accepted for an international conference in Liverpool. It feels wonderful because I never imagined I could do so well, but the encouragement of all my tutors and my determination really paid off.
“Moving to Huddersfield was daunting at first, but the large international student population here made me feel at home, and all the people here are very welcoming. I’m now looking forward to staying longer in Huddersfield, gaining some industry experience through the University’s internship scheme and afterwards returning to the University to do a PhD. I would recommend Huddersfield as being an open and inspiring place to study for anyone.”