Student Profile - Jordan
“The campus here is very friendly, I feel very relaxed here. The tutors are excellent and my supervisor is very supportive."....
“After I completed my degree in Pharmacy I studied for my MSc in Marketing at the University of Huddersfield after discovering the University through a friend. UK universities are well known for offering high quality degrees that are favoured by employers in the Middle East.
“My husband also happened to join the MSc course at the same time. That is where we actually first met. We completed our studies, got married and then applied for a scholarship at the University of Huddersfield. We were both accepted at the business school where we were granted a full-tuition scholarship to complete our PhD studies. When the University offered me and my husband a fee waiver scholarship we didn’t think twice about joining as we were so impressed with the level of support and teaching quality.
“We arrived in Huddersfield in 2008. The first few months were quite difficult, having to settle down, arrange accommodation and most importantly start our research. However, everyone was very supportive especially my supervisor, he is always very helpful and understanding.
“I am a research student which basically focuses on developing more enterprising pharmacists through developing a range of generic transferable skills that are essential for them to be more enterprising in the workplace.
“The research will also investigate how the education process in Higher Education Institutions could contribute to this process and in what ways. Having such skills is essential in today’s dynamic world environment. Employers are increasingly valuing these skills, which are essential for driving the growth and success of their organizations in the future.
“My main interest is in the field of Total Quality Management (TQM). I hope that once I complete my studies I will be able to transfer my learning experience into positive outcomes that would help pharmacy schools in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) establish stronger collaborations with the workplace. This will then identify its needs and work toward bridging the gap between the educational process and the market demand by introducing more innovative teaching methods that make the learning experience more exciting and challenging in such a way that develops students’ life-long learning skills, and produces more enterprising pharmacists who could lead the growth and success of their organizations in the future.
“The campus here is very friendly, I feel very relaxed here. The tutors are excellent and my supervisor is very supportive.
“My husband and I find the environment here very encouraging for studying. Our little baby is 6 months now, it’s a bit difficult to study when he’s around but he just started going to a nursery last week, everyone is so friendly with him and he enjoys socialising.
“Starting a new life in a foreign country and going back to being a student might be a bit difficult at the beginning especially after getting used to having a stable job and working for a few years. Life in the UK is also quite expensive for a family, and one should look for a source of income that would help in covering life expenses.
“On the other hand life is very practical here and everything is available and easy to find, for example, transportation, post, health services and insurance, e-service which should help students in settling and establishing a life here.”
"I felt I benefited from the course in terms of how it has improved my career prospects since returning to Jordan."....
"There is a high demand for employment in Jordan and so I decided to gain some useful experience in the UK before returning home to gain work.
“The UK has a reputation for delivering first-class education and Huddersfield offers a sandwich year which allows you to gain some work experience. I found Huddersfield to be a very affordable place to study and live. The people are very pleasant and it's a very encouraging environment to be in.
“The MBA offered more career advancement possibilities and I felt I benefited from the course in terms of how it has improved my career prospects since returning to Jordan.
“I also like the fact that members from the University of Huddersfield come out to Amman each year to host a celebration of graduates from Jordan. I attended an event in Amman and found it great opportunity to meet up with some old friends and speak to students who are considering studying in the UK".
Ibrahim is now working as an Executive Assistant at the British Council in Jordan and has ambitions to one day start his own youth hostelling business for people who share his passion for travel and come from all over the world.
"I have been really impresses with the course tutors who make life much easier for international students."....
Loiy Bani Ismail
"The University of Huddersfield has a very good reputation in Jordan and with my brother already studying in the UK I decided that I would study abroad also.
"I studied Business Administration in Amman and decided that I wanted to gain more skills and improve my English language skills. My brother and friends all spoke highly of Huddersfield saying how nice the people of the town are and how safe it is".
Loiy initially began on the Pre-Sessional Programme which is deigned to cater for students who want to meet the university English language entry requirements and has now gone on to study his Master's.
"Since I arrived in Huddersfield I have found it very easy to get around. The shops and supermarkets are very close to the campus. I have been really impresses with the course tutors who make life much easier for international students."
Loiy previously studied his MBA at the University of Huddersfield.
Loiy Bani Ismail