Nurul Ain at her workplace

 "I am glad to have completed my degree at the University of Plymouth; it is easily one of the best chapters of my life so far."

Choosing Plymouth

"I wanted to give myself a chance to live overseas, and I knew that coming to the University of Plymouth was a good option for me, as it was the fastest route for me to achieve my degree, by offering me many module exemptions from my diploma."

"It also offered me the Maritime Law course that I was specifically looking for."

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Exploring a new city

"When first arriving in Plymouth, I enjoyed its cooling weather (as many a Singaporean would!), and also liked that it is a smaller, peaceful city, but also a convenient one – it is easy to go anywhere on foot!"

"I had a nice time just chilling with housemates in our accommodation, or around the seafront areas of Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican – with its simply great fish and chips! We also spent time at the shopping mall, which was so close to both the University and my accommodation – and I really loved Primark!"

"As for my study experience, I found that the skills I developed – reading and analysing cases in my law modules, for example – have definitely helped me a lot after graduation and in the job arena, such as when I have to look through charterparties and sales/purchase contracts."

"My coursework definitely improved my writing ability as well, whilst the dissertation also helped me present my ideas in a clearer way, through a combination of words, diagrams and tables."

"I would like to also give 'extra credits' to the University lecturers, for being so approachable and understanding of us international students."

Securing a job after graduation

"I hoped this course would get me into a relevant career, and it did: I secured a job interview even before I flew back to Singapore, and started working almost immediately upon my return as a Claims Executive in Jellicoe Tankers."

"I am now working in ENOC Singapore as a Demurrage and Claims Executive. I prepare claims to send to, and review payable claims submitted by, our counterparts."

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"From personal experience I can say that both Plymouth and the University are a safe space to be in and to study at, with welcoming and helpful locals and students, so I encourage other international students to not be too nervous about being in a new place."

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