“The hardest thing I have found with studying abroad was not knowing what to expect when I first arrived. But after some time, things fall into place, and slowly I learnt how to adapt. Studying in English wasn’t a problem for me as I have been studying in an English-based school back in Brunei, therefore the language barrier wasn’t such a fuss.
Canterbury College is a very good learning environment with very resourceful materials provided especially for students. I like that Canterbury College is located near the town centre, which is also very safe and peaceful. The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the College is the friendly and very helpful staff members who helped me around on my first day. What I like the most about my course is that I love how everything is so different and more freedom is granted to us to express ourselves. A lot of induction sessions have been very helpful. One-on-one tutorial sessions have also solved many problems.
I am planning to continue and take a degree course as well as my Masters course after that before teaching. This course would be a stepping stone for my future career as a tutor, and being in this course has showed me what to expect.”
Fairuz, from Brunei (HND in Fine Art)
"Studying in Canterbury College is, without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. Challenges as well as opportunities brought me to England and I couldn't be more fortunate to study in this thriving and one the most amazing colleges in England. Being an International student, I have had a lot of challenges at the beginning, but, my tutor and lecturers gave me a glance of what I called a 'Magic Touch.'
With the personal tutoring and help from my tutor and lecturers, my life began to change and I learnt the true meaning of Trust and Support. I am studying BA Hons. Public Services Management in Canterbury College and have not look back again. Now, I realise that coming to Canterbury College was the best life-changing decision I've ever made."
Dipesh Rai, (BA Hons. Public Services Management)
“After my HND I am to resume studies to a degree level and once I finish my degree, I will become a tutor in Graphic Design in my country. What I like the most about my course is the hands on approach in handling projects and coursework. The hardest thing of studying abroad is probably settling in and having to live independently. But the tutors are very friendly and very easy to approach. I would recommend Canterbury College because it is a great learning experience, plus Canterbury is a pleasant place to live in”.
Hazirin, from Brunei (HND in Graphic Design and Advertising)
EU/EEA Students thoughts:
“I would recommend Canterbury College to others because we work in small groups, the tutors are nice and it is easy to establish a good relationship with them, and the study programme is very interesting. I also enjoy the tasks we are set, and the other people in the course. The things that I like about living in Canterbury are going to the cinema, live music, parties and the college itself. It is ok to study in English, although sometimes I have problems to understand some people. I think I would like to “top up” my course to a BA degree and do further study in the future.”
Agne, from Lithuania (HND Graphic Design and Advertising)
“I decided to study at Canterbury College because we work in small classes (approximately 20 students) and this means we have better contact with the tutors than at a University, although the course is the same. It is also cheaper than studying at a University, and you also get unlimited photocopying. I like my course because it is creative and it forces me to think. Living in Canterbury I enjoy having access to the library and to the local university cinema, making new friends and going on study trips. When I finish my HND I want to “top up” to a BA degree, which I can study also here at Canterbury College, and then do a Master Degree.”
Klaudyna, from Poland (HND Graphic Design and Advertising)