Thursday 14 January 2016
Postgraduate student, Hugo Rodriguez, from El Salvador began studying an MBA at the University of Northampton in September 2015. Hugo was lucky enough to be one of just seven students from El Salvador to receive a fully funded scholarship to study in the UK – the Chevening Scholarship.
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders for the future. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, the Chevening Scholars are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Earlier this week, Hugo met Vice Chancellor Nick Petford to share his experiences as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Northampton. Hugo said: “I always had aspirations to study in the UK, when I began researching Universities, Northampton stood out for me. The University of Northampton is a well ranked university, with academics, fantastic facilities and world-class courses. Its location is also very convenient, just an hour away from both London and Birmingham, so while I’m studying I can easily explore all the UK has to offer.
“My lectures have exceeded my expectations. The professors are highly qualified with strong academic skills and professional expertise. My classmates are mostly international students that chip in with experiences from the context of their own country that makes the learning experience even greater here at Northampton. There are quite a few differences between education in El Salvador and the UK – Harvard Referencing has to be one of the hardest things to have to get to grips with!”