My name is Vicki, and I’m spending my summer interning in the International Office, helping to organise your arrival and orientation here at Manchester! As well as necessary things like picking you all up from the airport, and getting you checked into your accommodation, we’re planning lots of fun activities such as tours around the city, and movie nights for your first few weeks here so that you quickly feel like Manchester is your second home!
I’ll be posting on this blog, and also on our Facebook page quite a lot over the next 8 weeks, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick introduction so you know a little bit more about me:
- I will be going into my final year at The University of Manchester in September, studying Sociology. I’ve lived in Manchester for all my life, and while many people in the UK choose to go to a university which isn’t in their home town, I love the city of Manchester so much that I decided to stay! There’s so much to love about the city, and it’s very easy to make it feel like home.
- I love learning about and immersing myself in new cultures, and throughout my degree, I’ve tried to get as much international experience as possible. In 2015, I went to Shanghai, China, to study Mandarin, and I have just come back from the USA, where I spent a semester studying on exchange at The University of Missouri – Columbia. Therefore, I have experience of being an international student myself, and trust me, I know just how crazy/scary/exciting it all is! Trust me though, you are all going to have an amazing experience
I’m really excited to have this job, and really want to work hard to ensure that every single one of you settles into university life and life in Manchester as quickly as possible. I will be trying to update this blog on a weekly basis, and each week will have a theme. Some of the themes I have in mind so far are:
- where to find the best worldwide food in the city
- fun things to do around Manchester
- What to pack
If you have any suggestions for other themes which I could do, or any questions you’d like to ask me, please do comment below, or on our Facebook page! Even if you don’t have any questions or suggestions, comment and say Hello! I will probably see some of you during Orientation Week, and it would be lovely to get to know you all beforehand 🙂