In the first weekend of October, I was given the opportunity to represent Jacobs University at the Student World Fair in both Leeds and London, and after some hasty decision-making, I was set to head to the UK for a total of four days. These four days were intense and unnerving and a generous rollercoaster of activities.
I sent off at Bremen airport for my journey and after a short layover in Frankfurt, found myself at London Heathrow and at King’s X for a train from London to Leeds. The day was a huge blur with some very heavy banner bags (this trip truly highlighted the fact that I am a physically weak human being) and a constant rush of variating characters with great British accents.
After a solid 10 hours of pure travel, I laid down on a nice, big, soft bed with two different kinds of pillow (hard and soft? – this was a difficult decision for a half-asleep Deya) and slept.
The next day was the Student World Fair in Leeds. The Leeds fair was great – a wonderful reception with many questions of different genres. “What are the fees like” “But everything is in English, right?” “Actually though, how do you like the school?”
After a tedious 9:00 – 16:00 day, we packed up and got back on the train to head to the London fair. The next day was exactly the same, except bigger, busier and louder. Student World in London was bordering insanity, we set up at the huge Business Design Center – and immediately we were swamped with people and questions. Nonetheless, it was wonderful to talk to so many students who showed genuine interest in studying abroad and in the entire idea of Jacobs. It’s quite great to share my love for Jacobs with prospectives.
Finally, after two hectic days, I was able to take the last afternoon in London to sightsee with one of my good childhood friends, who currently studies at UCL. I was able to see the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace – and do a couple nice touristy things. 😉