Later, my MSc journey, being done entirely through correspondence, was such a dry experience. Even though my tutors there were always available, there was an element of anonymity about the whole experience which I lamented. Upon my wall hangs a diploma from a University I have never even set foot in, which I attained with the guidance and help of people whom I have never met!
Here, I feel like I’m part of a team (even though I’m doing a private study on my own!) The staff will always go out of their way to help you and, being so small a university, the PhD students have formed a special bond through which we are constantly helping each other out. It’s very special and I doubt I would have the same experience elsewhere. I have found that the pros far outweigh the cons!