I found the location amazing – I had never been to Gibraltar before and I was unsure what to expect other than I knew that it was a small place. The university is compact but the building is stunning – a beautiful fusion with old and new – and the facilities are great. As students, we have wanted for nothing, not in the labs, nor in the practicals out at sea. It was also great that even though it was a new course, everything was in place and ready for our studies to begin.
Being in a small group of students has been particularly helpful. I found that the tutors have been supportive and all the university staff have quickly taken on board comments so that the university itself is learning and growing, and you feel a part of that development. In the UK, universities are vast and it’s easy to feel that you are just a number. It’s all much more personal here, and you feel you really do matter to the teaching staff and the rest of the University team.