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Student Profile: Sara Wahbeh

I feel that Warwick has very good student support for wellbeing, academics and careers. I've attended many sessions so far that discussed respect and community at Warwick and intercultural awareness.

Discover Sara's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for MBio Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement.

How did you find out about Warwick?

I heard about Warwick through my university counsellor in school who advised me to apply. I had also been hearing about it through friends and family.

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

I chose Warwick because its a top university in the UK and because it prioritizes the student, focuses on teaching quality and career help as well as wellbeing and development. Warwick fit exactly what I was looking for in terms of my course and placement and opportunities. Its location and campus were also a perfect fit for me.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

It felt gratifying to be awarded a scholarship from Warwick because it showed that my hard work was recognized and rewarded. Receiving a scholarship from a prestigious university and becoming a Global Excellence Scholar is such an honor.

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

I was in the car with my parents when I got the email, and we all got so excited at the sentiment of me receiving a scholarship!

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

I applied through UCAS with the help of my university counsellor. The UCAS application was very smooth and easy, the system is very user friendly and easy to use. I know that many prospective students worry about the application, but it's not something to worry about, just something to focus on. I wrote my personal statement and had my counselor look over it to help me edit it. As for my visa application, I used the services of an agency who helped me apply, the process went smoothly.

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

When I first stepped foot on campus I was so overwhelmed and excited. Walking around the university for the first time felt so surreal, the campus is so stunning and had such life and energy to it. Because the campus is so big I was always using the interactive map in my first few days, but I loved that because it meant there's so much there for me to explore!

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The best thing about Warwick so far is the attention to the student. I feel that Warwick has very good student support for wellbeing, academics and careers. I've attended many sessions so far that discussed respect and community at Warwick and intercultural awareness. I've also seen so many societies that provide academic support for the students as well as resources for mental wellbeing and comfort. The career support has also been great so far, I've attended interview workshops and sessions that explain my course and career prospects and placements as well as some fairs. Warwick obviously has their students wellbeing, success and future as a priority which is a great thing to see.

What is the worst thing?

I am glad to say that so far I have not seen anything that I would say is "bad" in Warwick.

How is your accommodation?

My accommodation is on-campus and I am enjoying it a lot. The rooms in general are spacious and comfortable and a short walk away from central campus which is great.

Are you a member of any societies?

I have joined Biosoc, Model UN, Craft society, First aid society and TEDx Warwick. I am still at the beginning of my journeys with these societies but I am excited for the events to come!

What are your plans when you graduate?

I hope to join the pharmaceutical industry or research in science.

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

I would say show your effort and excitement in the application. The application questions basically ask you for a story, so give your story. Show what youve learnt and what you're planning to achieve, show your character and strengths and ambitions. A Global Excellence Scholar needs to show excellence, it's in the name!

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

Something I love about Warwick that makes me happy is the campus. The scenery alone is so refreshing when you're going for a walk near the lake to admire the swans and geese after watching hours of lectures. The library, the Oculus building, Rootes building, the Piazz and many more are all catered for the students to have a great time if they're studying in the library or going out with friends to sit at the piazza on a sunny day or have coffee or a meal on campus. Warwick is like its own little town where you have anything you need and want near you. It creates a sense of community which makes me happy.

Sara's course:

MBio Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement is focused on understanding the biological basis of human health and disease, and is one of four degree courses taught by the School of Life Sciences. This course will appeal to those who are interested in how the human body works and how it can go wrong, as well as infectious diseases and the microorganisms that cause them. Our four-year MBio gives you the opportunity to undertake an extended final-year research project in industry.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Find out more about the MBio Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement course