"When I decided to pursue a degree in Psychology I was only interested in studying at universities in Cyprus or in Greece. I wanted to stay close to my family and not lose contact with my friends but little did I know that I would end up in the North West of England in a town called Preston.
Before I arrived my knowledge of English culture and people was limited to what I saw on TV and read in magazines. I must admit that the thought of being in a far away country with people I had never met before was scary but once I arrived at the university I realised that everyone was there to help and I was introduced to a whole new lifestyle.
European and international students were so welcoming and so keen to help and provide me with all the information I needed. Getting involved in the Greek and Cypriot Society was a way to meet people and hear about everything that was going on around the university.
The first few days in Preston might be difficult, but make sure you go out and talk to people; you’d be surprised how easy it is to approach them. Getting my degree was not easy; I remember endless nights over my laptop consuming great amounts of coffee just to get an assignment finished. A degree needs a lot of hard work and patience; don’t give up no matter what. And if you ever come to a dead end there are always people there that can support you. Luckily for me I had the most amazing lecturers a student could have and they were always available for discussion over personal or academic difficulties I might have had. I wouldn’t have chosen to study anywhere else, Preston is in my heart."