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Student spotlight: Meet Silvia from Italy

Italian student Silvia is an Erasmus student in London studying MA Translation (Business and Legal) at Middlesex University. Silvia was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event.  

Silvia and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal at London’s City Hall, before being taken on a tour of some of London’s most famous sights. The day included afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Globe, a private ride on the London Eye, an exhilarating speed boat tour with Thames Jet and a drinks reception at the rooftop terrace at Urbanest student accommodation 

Here Silvia tells us more about herself, why she chose to study in London and what her impressions are so far.  

Silvia, why did you choose London for your Erasmus exchange? 

London has been my dream city since I was a child. It is one of the most beautiful and multicultural cities in the world, it has many different attractions and there is always something to do. Every single spot has something magical to tell you. I feel like there’s a place and a future for anybody here, everyone’s welcome and able to pursue their dreams.  

How did you choose to study MA Translation (Business and Legal) at Middlesex University, and do you like it so far? 

I am currently enrolled at Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) for my masters in “Languages for communication in international enterprises and organisations”, and I wanted to go on an Erasmus exchange for a second time, in the UK again. This is the main reason why, when applying for the Erasmus programme, I chose Middlesex, which is the only partner university in the UK of my home university. It also offers a great course in Business and Legal translation which I found very interesting and important for my personal and academic development. 

I really like the teaching method used here, where most of the work is about research and personal commitment to every project, group and individual work. I think I am learning very well from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. I like my classmates, who were very welcoming, and the fact that we all come from different cultural backgrounds and even different countries. Also, my professors are always available for any questions or extra explanations.  

What do you like most about Middlesex University? 

Middlesex is a great university. I like spending my time there, not only in class obviously, but also in the library – which has many resources – and in the different common spaces. I love the campus and all its facilities. I like the fact that every week there are many events organised by both the student union and all the different societies and communities we have. I am also in the committee of the Erasmus and Exchange Community with other fantastic people. And finally, I love all the different sports you can play there, in fact I am part of both the Lawn Tennis and the Real Tennis team. 

What have you enjoyed most during your time in London so far? 

Definitely one of the best days I had was the International Student Welcome event. I loved that day very much, but I think the most beautiful part of the day was the incredible ride on the Thames Jet speed boat. Crazy! I think I discovered something more about the city and I’ve done things I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. I met lovely people with interesting stories to tell. It was an amazing experience. 

I also like wandering around the city and discovering new places. I’d say Camden Town is my favourite place in London. I like the street markets, all that different international food, all the flavours and mouth-watering smells, the shops, the colours, people from everywhere, and also that you can be whoever you want to be in Camden, nobody will judge you. 

How would you describe London in three words? 

Stunning. Multicultural. Home. 

Do you have any advice for other students thinking about studying in London? 

Don’t be afraid. It will be very challenging at the beginning. It probably won’t be easy to find the right place to live, to meet friends, to understand how to study properly but don’t give up! After a couple of weeks, everything will be fine and you will love it! 

Watch the video from the International Student Welcome Event

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