This week, we will be posting three #WestminsterIsUs blogs as part of our Arrivals Week, celebrating the diversity at this university and joining in the excitement of our newly arrived students. A warm welcome to a university that, besides every other excellent thing, has its own cinema, Regent Street cinema, in the heart of London’s West End since 1848; and whose alumni have won Oscars!
Today I sat down with the lovely Molly, Celeste and Zahraa, who have chosen to study Psychology at our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Cavendish campus). We found a comfortable lounge at the Pavilion, away from the hustle and bustle of the fair taking place downstairs, and had a brief chat as part of this blog series.
3 key questions were asked and this is what our freshly arrived students responded. And let me tell you, their faces and smiles reflected that beautiful mixture of excitement, positivity and slight nervousness (we’ve all been there!) that comes with starting this life-changing journey called: university.
What is your name, where are you from and what are you going to study here at Westminster?
Molly: Hi, my name is Molly and I am from the UK. I am going to be studying Psychology.
Celeste: Hello, I am Celeste, from here as well and will be studying Psychology, too.
Zahraa: And I am Zahraa, the rest is basically the same as the other girls.
Welcome to Westminster, girls! I think you have chosen a really interesting course and I am sure many good and exciting things are coming to you throughout these 3 or 4 years of your degree.
Why did you choose Westminster?
Zahraa: I really liked the location, but aside from that, my mum used to actually study here at Westminster, so I naturally wanted to do my degree here.
Ah, so studying at Westminster has become like a little family tradition for you!
Celeste: It wasn’t the original plan for me to study here, but I saw that Westminster offers work placements in Psychology, so that was definitely a game-changer.
Molly: For me, it was definitely the location. And the open day that I attended. I remember all the professors were very informative and friendly, telling me everything I needed to know.
Yes, we are indeed proud of our passionate and knowledgeable staff (both academic and non-academic), who always look well after our students!
What is your dream job?
Molly: I would love to work in the field of counselling.
Celeste: I still haven’t decided yet.
Zahraa: I would like to be a detective, as different as it is to my degree!
Good luck to all of you and please remember that the Careers and Employability Services team is always here to support you every step of the way to getting that dream job of yours!
A big thank you to Molly, Celeste and Zahraa, for being part of this blog series. If you are attending Arrivals week tomorrow (Regent’s campus) and on Thursday (Marylebone), come and ask for the #Lucky3 hashtag at the Careers&Employability Services stand for a chance to be featured in our #WestminsterIsUs blogs this week! And please do look out for 2 more blogs coming up throughout this week. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook in order to stay up-to-date with the latest job opportunities, blogs, competitions etc!