A Canadian In London: Why I Chose Middlesex University
It was a sunny autumn morning and I walked to a bus stop. The red double-decker approached and I stepped in. A few winding roads later, the bus stopped at my destination: Middlesex University. That was my first day of school, starting a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.
I decided to study abroad for several reasons; the first being that the prospect of living in Europe was exciting – from the abundant cultural diversity, to the spectacular art and a rich history. London is definitely the hub of excitement, and as the old saying goes “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. It was a benefit that I already speak the language, so I had numerous courses to choose from. I chose Middlesex because it ticked the most boxes on my requirements list, which were:
Budget – As bachelor’s programs are only 3 years in the U.K., I am saving time and money by doing my degree abroad. At an average of £11,500 to £14,000 per year, Middlesex’s tuition is a lot cheaper than a regular University in North America.
Program Content – The program I chose – BA Marketing Honours – has a special focus on practical experience, and is made up of interesting classes which offer a deep insight into my career path.
Resources – Middlesex offers MDXworks (an employment team that helps students find jobs) and Unihelp (a team that helps with a wide range of student personal and academic needs) among other support services. I have access to brand new laptops, a 24-hour library and a state-of-the-art FitnessPod gym on campus.
It’s now my second year at Middlesex, and I look forward to what the future holds - certain that I made the right choice.
BA Marketing Student