Discover Maève's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the BA Philosophy with Psychology.
How did you find out about Warwick?
I heard about Warwick from my University advisor at school. As we were discussing my interests in both Drama and Psychology, she mentioned to me how Warwick would be a great option.
Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?
I knew Warwick was the place for me after I started researching about the facilities and started talking to some people about coming here. Warwick's prestigious reputation undeniably drove me to making it my top option. Moreover, the beautiful and unique campus was something that I valued a lot as an international student needing a place where I would be able to feel at home.
How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?
As I overcame the feelings of not being good enough for a scholarship, the feeling of self-pride and achievement was magnified when I heard the news. I am so grateful for the opportunity this scholarship gave me to experience life in the UK and study what I love.
Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?
When I received the news, I jumped on the phone to my parents. Both reacting with excitement and expressing how proud they were of me, it was a moment I would never forget.
How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?
I applied for my scholarship on my own and asked my friends and family to read it with some suggestions of improvement. My dad helped me throughout the entire process of my Visa application. We came across a few difficulties along the way but nothing major that affected my Visa. I was lucky to receive it in two days.
What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?
When I arrived on campus, I was pleased to see how modern and clean the campus is. I loved the balance between nature and the buildings, I instantly feltat home. I loved that my accommodation (Cryfield Townhouses) is only a five minute walk from the centre of campus and a ten minute walk from the sports centre and yet, we have our own quiet village.
What is the best thing about Warwick?
The best thing about Warwick is the overall feeling of being at home. Everyone here is welcoming and helpful and the campus is filled with nature and things to do.
What is the worst thing?
I find the fact that most of the teaching is online or pre-recorded a shame. Especially for subjects like Psychology and Philosophy, it feels almost crucial tohave the chance to interact and debate with other students in order to properly understand what we are learning.
How is your accommodation?
I am living on campus this year in Cryfield Townhouses which was my first choice. There was nothing I could say against my accommodation, everything is new and well decorated and all the appliances work well.
Are you a member of any societies?
I have signed up to be a member of the psychology society (PsychSoc), the Drama society (WUDS) and the Musical Theatre Society. I joined recently so I haven't been able to go to any events however the Musical Theatre Society just announced that this years production is Legally Blonde and I am extremely excited to audition for a role!
What are your plans when you graduate?
When I graduate I hope to be able work in the field of Psychology until the point where I build my own company combining Drama and Psychology in a Drama Therapy company. I hope to help people grow and become the best versions of themselves.
What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?
I would say that something important to remember whilst applying for a scholarship is to do your research. It's important to look at the societies, the courses, the way of learning and what exactly makes you eager to study at a University.
What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?
One thing that makes me happy about Warwick are the facilities we have here. I love being able to have so much variety in the choices I have in where I can go during the day and night.
BA Philosophy with Psychology will allow you to learn to understand, critically analyse and construct complex theoretical positions, integrating conceptual arguments and empirical research.