Georgia Roberts is a BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science student at Wrexham University.
What were you doing before coming to Wrexham University?
I was studying BTEC sport at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham
What attracted you to Wrexham University?
The sports science degree and the silver teaching award. The fact that the university is in my hometown and easy to travel to.
Did you attend an open day/applicant day/subject event? What were your impressions? Was it helpful?
I was unable to attend any open days during the first year because of COVID but my first impressions of the online induction were positive. The induction was useful for meeting the other people in my class and also the tutors. Also, the information provided was useful being completely new to university.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
Currently, the atmosphere is great as everyone has returned almost back to normal since COVID. The facilities around campus have re-opened which is nice to see. I am starting to see what “normal” university life is like.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy the practical side of the course. Learning new practical skills and taking part in the exercise sessions.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I am still unsure what I am going to do after the course, but I am definitely gaining more skills and knowledge within the sports sector to help me decide on where I am going next.
What has the support been like?
Tutors are available and reply to emails/messages quite quick which is really useful.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham University?
I am progressing academically, but I also think that studying at the university is helping with my confidence and feeling like I have a sense of purpose for my studies. I often have to put myself out of my comfort zone which is actually becoming a good thing for my confidence.
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham University in one word, what would it be and why?
Unexpected – this is because I didn’t expect to experience university in a time of a pandemic and so it wasn’t quite what I expected. However, I also didn’t expect to learn as much as I did online. I was quite happy with how I did in my first year considering I hardly walked onto campus. This year has been more like the university experience I was expecting, with more face -to-face and practical sessions which has helped me in many different ways.