The choices we make: How I decided to study at Richmond

Studying is a difficult, and at the same time, exciting process. It’s difficult because you need to study hard but also exciting because of all the new experiences you gain along the way. In order to learn something new, that it will help you later in your life, you have to make the right choices. The right choices will lead you to the right path. But what is right and what is wrong? Can anyone tell for sure if you made the right choice or not? No! Only you can tell if the effort you made, made you a better person and taught you things that you need for the rest of your life.

But why am I saying all that?

A year ago, I had to make a choice and that decision led me to Richmond University in London. As a Greek student who wanted to do my MA in UK, I decided that the best city to live, work and study is London because there are many opportunities for “adventure”. My first idea was to do my MA in Journalism, same as my bachelor’s degree, but when I read Richmond’s program for the Advertising and PR course, it just felt like the right choice! And here I am. A Greek girl in London, trying to live the university life in London. Of course, I was a student in Greece, but living abroad is very different because the whole experience that you get from a university abroad is very different.

My first day in Richmond I was very excited, and I slept very little the night before. The result did not disappoint me. I was very impressed with all the things I learn from the first class and all the hard work that we were doing in each class. It’s been a year since then, and now I can say for sure that I learn a lot of things and I feel very confident about my knowledge. Moreover, I met people from different backgrounds, made friends, learned to listen everyone’s opinion and listen every advice from all my professors because everyone had different experience in the field. Life in London as a student can be difficult and unexpected, but is also exciting and full of adventure.

That’s why I believe that I made the right choice…


Eirini Pantelidou