Course: BA(Hons) Graphic Design
Home country: Japan
I saw that the Falmouth students' work and projects on the course are exciting, meaningful and similar to the concept of graphic design I want to apply to my design products. Therefore I selected Falmouth to study Graphic Design.
What's the most difficult thing about being an international student?
Language. I had a good enough English language score to study on the course, but when here, real English is quite different. Especially, spoken English is difficult to understand because of its broken style and accent. I have been practicing talking with friends every day.
What is your experience of the academic school?
I have found the modules are experiential, practical and creative. Tutors give me sophisticated and helpful ideas and advice. The environment on the course is very good. Students are friendly, creative and cheerful.
Are you involved with any clubs and societies?
I joined the Japanese society, which introduces Japanese culture and language. The reason why I chose the society was to improve my English skills, and communicate and meet with other students.
What social activities do you enjoy?
Walking around Falmouth town. Views around the coastline are beautiful and they make me feel very relaxed.
What's the best thing about living in Falmouth?
The Cornish pasty! The lovely food is great to go home to in the evenings after I have finished studying. There is great food everywhere so I always look forward to having more free time to try the food and eat out at the weekend.
What will you miss most about Falmouth when you leave?
The calm atmosphere. Falmouth is quiet and beautiful, so I feel the place is comforting for my studying and it's a great fun place to explore. The pace of life here is slow.
Has the University been supportive during your time here?
Yes, everything in the University is supportive. I am satisfied with all the staff. Tutors are helpful, students are creative and exciting, the facilities are well-equipped and the living accommodation and location is nice.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to work in the biggest cities such as London or Tokyo with my new improved design skills learned at Falmouth. I hope to work in both English and Japanese.
Published March 2014