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Student Profile: Beibut Zhumabayev

When I had decided where I wanted to study further, I wanted to level up. The UK Higher education always attracted me with its class and quality.

Discover Beibut's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for BSc Health and Medical Sciences.

How did you find out about Warwick?

I heard about the University from my school counselor, who had graduated from Warwick back in 2019. She earned her Master's here, and her story influenced me.

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

When I had decided where I wanted to study further, I wanted to level up. I dare to say that I graduated from the best school branch in my country. The UK Higher education always attracted me with its class and quality.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

The feeling is indescribable. I am immensely thankful to the Scholarship Team for choosing me as a scholarship recipient.

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

I was sitting in a pizzeria with 3 of my friends when I received a letter saying: "Scholarship award." Initially, I did not plan to tell them about it, but the emotions were irresistible. It took me a tremendous amount of work to apply and get accepted, so I was delighted and excited.

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

I had been all by myself throughout the entire process, but when it came to the visa application, I contacted Nadezhda Golenischeva, the local representative, and she heavily assisted me. Thanks to her, the visa application process became uncomplicated - generally, information about visas is too vague and broad on the websites.

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

Everything seemed so much different. People. Buildings. Weather. Nature. Infrastructure. I would have said I had a cultural shock, but in reality, everything was fine, just a bit unusual and surprising.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The responsibility that University and staff take when it comes to teaching and learning processes. Everything is well-coordinated and articulated.

What is the worst thing?

Sometimes I feel that I am a "big city" person, so the distance from the main cities makes me melancholic. It is not a disadvantage, though, just my personal preference.

How is your accommodation?

I reside in Whitefields, Central Campus. My experience is satisfactory.

Are you a member of any societies? If so, what have you done with them?

I have already joined Tennis Sport Club and Languages Society. I am also planning on joining BioSoc, the local Red Cross, and the Neuroscience Society. I went to the social play (Tennis) last week. I am also going to attend an Intermediate Spanish lesson this week (LangSoc).

What are your plans when you graduate?

It is hard to tell because even my ambitions are still unclear. It does not mean that I do not know what I want. I have multiple directions to follow after I will graduate. I can proceed with learning I may find work or get involved in some research.

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

Be sincere and never fear to try. Seek every possible opportunity. Use the Internet for good. Be consistent and persuasive.

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

Being part of the University, receiving a world-class education.

Beibut's course:

BSc Health and Medical Sciences helps you to investigate current local and global problems in health from multiple perspectives. The course will help you address current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health science, and medical science. It will equip you with the vital skills to be able to make a valuable contribution and impact on health in our society, both locally and globally. Case-based learning, a signature educational approach for Warwick Medical School, and small group teaching feature heavily in the delivery of the course.

Find out more about the BSc Health and Medical Sciences course