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Namrata Nanda

“It’s not all about studying. I used to represent India as a gymnast and found a job as a coach, teaching gymnastics to children in a town nearby.”

Course
International Tourism Management

"After taking my business degree in Bangalore, I decided I wanted to specialise in tourism management and take the opportunity to travel abroad. I’d heard of Surrey’s reputation in this area and was pleased to discover that it was possible to complete my Masters here in just one year.

Learning to study at a UK university was a bit of a challenge at first, but all the friendly staff were very helpful. They explained what was involved and how to use important resources such as the Library and the computer systems.

It’s not all about studying. I used to represent India as a gymnast and found a job as a coach, teaching gymnastics to children in a town nearby. I also enjoyed sightseeing with my new friends and took the chance to see more of England while I was here.

Funnily enough, I don’t come from a family of business people. My father, brother and sister are all pilots – but I wasn’t tall enough to learn to fly! I travelled halfway round the world for my postgraduate degree at Surrey and I don’t regret a minute of it. I have learned so much in the UK and made plenty of new friends from all over the world."

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