Ligia de Almeida Carvalho

Ligia Caval

Studying: MSc Marketing Communications
Home country: Brazil

Before coming to UWE

UWE was initially recommended to Ligia by a family friend. After conducting her own research, she discovered that the staff at UWE offer a wide variety of expertise from across the business world. This along with excellent links with industry confirmed that UWE was the place to study.

Great place to study

Ligia knew that she wanted to study in an English speaking country, and the fact that the UK is so close to so many other European countries and cultures really made it a very attractive option.

Bristol is a great place to study as it’s easy to get around, close and convenient to London, but still has lots of space and nature to breathe.”

Settling in to student life

Ligia really has got involved in student life at UWE and has met lots of other masters students by taking part in a variety of actvities. Ligia is also the student representative for all MSc marketing students, acting as a link between students and academics.

Ligia admits that she found the education system different to that in Brazil, but loves how the academics here at UWE have lots of experience from the real world to bring to their teaching.

Support for international students

Ligia has made the most of the range of support available for international students at UWE, finding services helpful and informative. 

“UWE offers a lot of support to international students, initially with visa and application processes but also with finding a job.”

Thinking about the future

Ligia is proud of gaining the knowledge she needs to apply for senior level jobs such as CEO and management. Studying at UWE will give her a valuable edge in her career, as Brazilian companies look for postgraduate qualifications when recruiting for higher posts.

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