Meet Thidaporn, Keele Country Scholar, MSc Physiotherapy (Neurology)
What were you doing before you came to Keele?
“Before I came to Keele I worked for 2 years in Physiotherapy department in the hospital. And then I want to study more in particular field of physiotherapy. So, I decided to study again, in an overseas country!”
Why did you choose Keele?
“Firstly because Keele has the module that I’m interested in, because I wanted to study about Physiotherapy in Neurology. Secondly, my IELTS wasn’t high enough but Keele has a suitable pre-sessional English course, it’s all suitable for me – so I chose Keele!”
Describe how you felt when you learnt that you had received the scholarship?
“I felt so happy, peaceful and felt thankful to Keele for give me a great opportunity, because it’s a lot of money and it’s helped me and helped my Mum. Because if I didn’t have a scholarship I would try myself to keep and save a lot, but now I have the scholarship I can feel more relaxed.”
How have your first few months been – what are your first impressions of Keele?
When I first arrived and got to the accommodation, and had the Welcome I felt so warm inside! And when I took the pre-sessional English course, I found that staff in Keele are very warm, welcoming and lovely. They are keen to help you with everything, if you have a problem you just ask them, and they will give you the answer - if they don’t know they will find someone to give you the answer. I feel so good with Keele.”
What are your hopes, dreams and ambitions for the year ahead?
I hope I can have more ability with clinical thinking for my area and career. I think I will gain a lot of experience, because in Thailand I live with my Mum and my Mum prepares everything for me. But here I prepare everything by myself and try to do new things, try to meet new people and make new friends. I think after one year I will have a very beautiful memory and experience here.”