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Timothy Waive - International Foundation Year

Timothy Waive International Foundation Year Student Profile


My name is Timothy Waive and I'm from Nigeria.  I came to the University of Wolverhampton to study Biochemistry via the International Foundation Year in 2011.  The International Foundation Year was recommended by the University to help the transition of International Students from the educational system to which they are normally adapted to the British educational system.

In the course of my International Foundation Year, I was taught Harvard Referencing and citation which is very important for avoiding plagiarism but was new to me.  The International Foundation Year (IFY) also taught me new and improved patterns for academic writing to enable easy relay of information with high levels of vocabulary, accuracy, precision and professionalism.  The lecturers of the IFY and the University of Wolverhampton were always available to render assistance where and when needed making the learning process easier.  The IFY opens opportunities of friendship to students from all around the world. 

During my time on the IFY course, I made friends of different nationalities who have made Wolverhampton a warmer place to be.  Thanks to the education and training I received from the IFY, I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a BS.c. Biochemistry First Class. 

In the future, I hope to be a medical doctor and have already started pursuing this dream.  I have secured a place at a medical school here in the U.K. and should graduate in 2020 as a medical doctor.

Qasem Alawadh - Pre-sessional English


Student photo of Qasem Alawadh

I am writing about the Pre-sessional Course, which I studied at Wolverhampton.  I was so happy.  This course helped me improve my English skills with staff who are very good.  The best thing about this course is that it gave me more confidence to do presentations because the staff give you a structure of how to start and finish.

Ali Alsaeed - Pre-sessional English


 Student profile Ali Alsaeed

I enjoyed doing my Pre-sessional English course at the University of Wolverhampton.  It helped me to improve my English speaking and writing.  The staff always gave me lots of support.  The best thing about the course was the presentations,  we did these every 2 weeks.

Ghanem Almutairi - Pre-sessional English

Student Profile Ghanem Almutairi


I have enjoyed studying for my Pre sessional English course at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton.  I have enjoyed staying at Telford Innovation Campus and have liked the rural and peaceful location.  The staff at the International Academy have helped me a great deal and I have met lots of new people and learnt new things. The course has enabled me to increase my vocabulary and has given me more confidence.  I also felt that the teaching staff were very professional.

Bassama Kada Fabrice - International Foundation Year


 Student Profile for Bassama Kada Fabrice

Being at the International Academy to study the International Foundation Year was a great place to be for my first year in the UK.  Whilst on the course it was fun interacting with people from all around the world, experiencing new cultures and being taught by awesome lecturers. I enjoyed being at Telford as it is a peaceful area and was great for studying and revision, it is also a fun place for sports and the accommodation is impressive for the price.

Whilst on the course I enjoyed the discussions the most, as it was cool being able to interact with people, sharing ideas and arguing about a topic in a group activity.  This experience benefitted me by improving my English and gaining knowledge of the world, as well as being able to interact with different cultures.  The academic writing skills taught me about team work and the lecturers were great at what they do, they managed to put the teaching over in a simple way.

Fahad Alsubaie - Pre-sessional English




English Translation

"Hi Everyone

I came to study the Pre-sessional course at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton.

If you come to Telford to study with the University of Wolverhampton my advice to you, if you ask, is to live in the accommodation at Telford as it is a quiet place and good for you as a student. 

English people in Telford are good for language and you meet other students from all over the country which is good for you when you converse with another person.

The library is open 24 hours and you can do your homework or go on the internet and meet other students from the the School of Engineering.  This is good, as he/she can explain about academic life".

Daniel Lawani - International Foundation Year

Student profile for Daniel Lawani


Firstly, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Daniel Lawani and I come from Nigeria.  Coming to the International Academy has really given me the opportunity to take up my studies in a very enjoyable yet highly educative way.  The various courses offered on the IFY were beneficial to my course of study in many diverse ways.

I found my courses enjoyable because it was not all dependent on written work.  The fact that we had presentations ensured that we were involved in debates.  Sometimes, we watched videos and had entertaining lectures, which broadens your mind even while being relaxed.  I would like to say I enjoyed every bit of my programme.


My course has really benefited me in so many ways.  Unlike before, now I realise the silly mistakes we make when it comes to English and I'm always careful to go through my work thoroughly.  Meeting with other students from various ethnicities and backgrounds has helped me in my interpersonal relationships and communication with people, also sharing brilliant ideas and being able to help people was something I did not take for granted.  My one year at the International Academy would not have meant anything if not for all the lecturers who took their time to  move along with us, guiding and always being there to answer questions, as well as creating a lively environment for learning.  My special thanks to; Alistair MacDonald, Adam Yardley, Louise Russell, Julie Humble, Cecilia Jones, Penny Welch and the Administrative staff of the International Academy.  Words cannot explain their kindness.

The IFY course is really going to boost my learning capacity, even now as I advance to my course of study.  The studies and research has given me the ability to be a top student, knowing how to read, analyse and reproduce my work.  Filling out forms and having conversations with people are not now a problem to me and I am aware of the resources and applications which will improve my knowledge rather than distract me.  Being in the United Kingdom, I have travelled to various places even while studying and I found them quite diverse having their own unique attraction and qualities which made them enjoyable.

Shushant Niroula - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016


Student Profile

Shushant Niroula, Wolverhampton Summer School 2016

I definitely enjoyed my stay at the International Academy's Wolverhampton Summer School 2016.  These past two weeks have been the most memorable days in my life.  I have made new friends and have met lots of new people.  This was my first trip outside of Nepal and I was excited but now I feel a bit sad as the journey has come to an end.  I was truly amazed by the warmth and humbleness from the staff and I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart.  I have learnt the importance of professional communication in an academic and professional career, the importance of expression and how creativity has no limits.

I look forward to applying these skills in my life and I hope to visit the University again in the near future.

Shushant Niroula, Nepal

Megha Jajoo - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016


Megha Jajoo student profile

The Summer School 2016 at the International Academy has been a great time of learning and experience for me.  I was extremely satisfied with the facilities and especially liked the trips that were arranged for us to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many more.  I have met many people from different countries and this has helped me during classes which were a mixture of English, cultural learning and animation. The Summer School was one of the most exciting days of my life.

Megha Jajoo, Nepal

Nikhil Goyal Agrawal -Wolverhampton Summer School 2016



Student Profile Nikhil Goyal Agrawal

The Wolverhampton Summer School 2016 was a great time for me, it was learning with fun. I attended different  types of classes which enhanced my skills and personality.  I enjoyed the sports activities with the other international students and also the trips to London and Cambridge as well as the visits to all the different places in the U.K.  London was a beautiful city with lots of attractions.  The staff at the International Academy are amazing and they made me feel very comfortable.  I really enjoyed my stay and I want to come back again soon.

Wu Xue Ying - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016



Telford is a very good place and I like the views very much.  The teachers and students are very nice and I have made new friendships.  I enjoyed the English language classes very much because they are different from the ones in my home country.  I think I have improved my English communication but two weeks is not long enough.  It was a great experience.

Zhang Rue Li - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016

I enjoyed the Cambridge trip the most and I think the Wolverhampton Summer School 2016 has been a most valuable experience in my life.  Staying at Telford and Priorslee Hall was very comfortable and I think it is a nice place to live.  My spoken English is improving because I communicated with others only using English.  Thank you all.

Zhou Chenglin - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016

I want to say thank you to all of the teachers for the interesting and colourful lessons which enriched my experience and deepened my understanding of the U.K.. It is true that Telford came to be my home from home and I have loved the campus and am sorry to leave.  I have nothing left but my wonderful memories.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Danbi Lee - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016

Whilst being at the International Summer School I met many Chinese people in class and learnt many English language skills, I have gained in self confidence and enjoyed the option classes which were fun and interesting.  Every Wednesday we went on a trip to London, Liverpool, Stratford and Cambridge.  I think the most interesting place was Cambridge because we went on the boats . At the International Academy I made many friends, met good teachers and improved my English language skills, If I get the chance again I want to come come back to the International Academy again.

Adelia Papulzan - International Foundation Year


Student profile Adeliia Papulzan


I really had a great time in the University of Wolverhampton, I loved the atmosphere of the International Academy which is located in a quiet and beautiful place where you can study without any rush or pressure.  I found the Learning Centre at the University incredible and you are able to use the computers, self study rooms and printers 24/7. The University has catering and canteen facilities located in every building where they serve lots of different types of food.  One of the most enjoyable things about my International Foundation Year course was the opportunity to meet different people from around the world and working as part of a team in order to complete tasks.  The IFY course was my pathway to my first year degree and it has helped me to get up to that level where I am ready to open new doors to a bright future.

My tutors are very helpful and attentive, they are happy to explain the lecture as many times as you need and the lectures are structured in a special way so that I didn't feel under pressure  and was enjoying the way in which I have been taught.



Yulong Xu - Wolverhampton Summer School 2016

I really enjoyed staying at Telford and Priorslee Hall and I made many friends who came from different countries who are very good and soulful.  We all got along very happily and I found the teachers very nice and patient.  I enjoyed the class time and gained advanced knowledge about my Major.  I really want to come back to the University of Wolverhampton and I am very grateful to the teachers.

Stanley Zvidi - International Foundation Year


Stanley Zvidi

"I'm enjoying my International Foundation Year and I enjoy my group discussion lectures interacting with students from diverse cultures and learning a lot about their different traditions.   The lecturing staff are patient and take time to make sure you are fairing well with your studies and  I like Telford Campus because it is so secluded and quiet which I personally think is a good learning environment.  I have made friends with with other people from Lithuania and Costa Rica and I am looking forward to studying Economics and Social Policy.

I would like to get a first degree at the University and also play rugby in the major league in England".

Find out more about Stanley's involvement with Wednesbury Rugby Union Football Club.


Monica Cozzone - IELTS Preparation

"I am enjoying the teaching on the  IELTS Preparation course and I am gaining English language knowledge.  The lessons are interactive and I have made friends with students from Germany and Spain. The IELTS Preparation course is benefitting my reading, writing, listening and speaking skills which will help me with my future career as I wish to continue my law studies on the Pre Master's in Law course.

Alisa Murillo - Summer School & International Foundation Year

Alisa Murillo - Summer School & International Foundation Year


"I originally came to the International Academy at the University of Wolverhampton to do a Summer School course to improve my English.  However, after my wonderful experience I decided to return to do the International Foundation Year and then continue onto an undergraduate degree course to study art.

Many things influenced my decision to come back to study my degree; the amazing installations in the art department, the incredible support given to the students by the University but especially the amazingly friendly environment formed by the staff and the students.

I feel that besides from my English improving I have definitely become a better student and I have learnt many essential skills".

Joao Paulo - International Foundation Year

Joao Paulo student profile IFY


"My name is Joao Paulo and I come from Brazil.  Coming to the International Academy has really given me the opportunity to take my studies to a very high level enabling me to learn and improve everything.  I found my course enjoyable because it wasn't only based on English grammar we also did a lot of writing and presentations so I could learn how to prepare a speech and improve my spoken language. 

Also, on the International Foundation Year you meet different people from other cultures and find out about their life style.  My teachers at the International Academy were kind and helpful and really prepared me for my University Sport and Coaching degree course".

Sonala Oyarame Emuze - University Preparation

Sonala Emuze student profile IFY

"I have enjoyed every part of my International Foundation Year course because I have learnt what it means to contribute as a group and I enojoyed the method of teaching that the teachers used, they took their time and were patient when explaining the lectures and practical work. The group games helped our vocabularly and body language and I feel I have gained the motivation to read and speak clearly when engaged in conversation or looking through a text. My future plans are to be a successful graphic Novel designer.

Prakash Dahal - The Wolverhampton Experience (TNE)

Prakash Dahal Student profile picture

"I enjoyed all of the two weeks that I spent at the International Academy on the Wolverhampton Experience (TNE) fortnight 2017.  I enjoyed the teaching because I found the teachers friendly and I learnt about different topics related to business, communication skills and marketing, which will be really important for my future.  I had a good time visiting different places around the UK and I made many new friends from China, Korea, SpaIn, Oman and the United Kingdom.  I am taking lots of good memories from the University of Wolverhampton and I want to come back to study a Masters course." 

Rishika Kothari - The Wolverhampton Experience (TNE)

Rishika Kothari student profile

"The Wolverhampton Experience (TNE) 2017 made me more independent and self-sufficient, I made a lot of new friends and I know it will be difficult to return back to my country.  The facilities at the International Academy and the University of Wolverhampton are quite amazing and I found the teachers and entire staff very friendly and humble. I visited various places of historical renown with the other groups of international students which helped my understanding about different cultures."

Punam Sherpa- The Wolverhampton Experience (TNE)

Punam Sherpa student profile

"I have fully enjoyed the Wolverhampton Experience 2017 at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton, in fact these last 15 days will be the best memory of my life.  I came to know about different cultures, visited new places and made new friends.   Being a business student I analysed international business systems and found out about different business strategies which will be very beneficial to me for my future.  The teachers were so friendly and I was glad to have had the opportunity to learn in such a great environment.  I made friends with people from China, Spain and Korea and I also learnt about british culture and language.  I am already studying with a Partner Institution with the University of Wolverhampton and in the future I want to persue my Masters degree at this University."


Nabin Karkee - student profile

"I enjoyed the Wolverhampton Experience (TNE) at the International Academy because I got the opportunity to meet students from different countries and found out about their culture, language, food and personalities.  I enjoyed the trips to Warwick Castle, London and Cambridge and made friends with people from China, Spain and South Korea.  I found the teachers to be very friendly, polite and interested and best of all they were friendly with everyone.  I would like to continue to study with the University of Wolverhampton and would like to do my Masters in Marketing."