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Student Profile: Fyodor Batchkala

The best thing about Warwick is the ability to meet people with different values, backgrounds and interests.

Discover Fyodor's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for Warwick's International Foundation Programme.

How did you find out about Warwick?

My older brother graduated from the University of Warwick, and I was impressed by the opportunities and facilities available to students. The second reason was the teaching quality, and passion for the subjects professors and students have here.

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

There were several reasons for choosing Warwick: 1. The teaching quality 2. The number of opportunities it gives 3. The on-campus facilities 4. The ability to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

I felt proud about receiving the scholarship. I felt accomplishment and was very happy because I realised that my achievements are valued. I also was pleased to study at a discount.

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

My parents were the first to know about that, and they were happy about that and proud of me.

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

No one helped me with my application form, and I did everything by myself. I also do not need a visa to study in the UK, so there were no difficulties.

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

I was impressed by the size of the campus and by how convenient it is.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The ability to meet people with different values, backgrounds and interests.

What is the worst thing?

I found nothing bad about Warwick so far.

How is your accommodation?

My accommodation is on-campus, and I really like it.

Are you a member of any societies?

Yes, I am a member of several societies. I visited some social events, met new people and just had fun.

What are your plans when you graduate?

I want to become a businessman. These are the things I want to do: 1. I want to make it possible for companies that lack technical competencies to advance by producing affordable software solutions. 2. I desire to develop sophisticated online products. 3. I dream to participate in online education development in order to make it affordable for most people.

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

Write your own thoughts, be true about yourself.

What one thing about Warwick makes you happy?

Many people with whom I can quickly meet and build connections.

Fyodor's course:

Warwick IFP is a one-year course for international students who want to prepare for their future undergraduate studies.

Through one of our 10 academic courses, students will further develop their academic knowledge and skills, as well as prepare for the style of teaching and learning common within a UK degree programme. Students are supported in developing their English language ability, while living and studying on the University of Warwick campus.

Students are provided with advice and guidance about applying for undergraduate degree courses, whether at Warwick or any other UK university. Students who choose a relevant undergraduate course at Warwick are guaranteed to receive a conditional offer.

Find out more about the Warwick International Foundation Programme.