Clarie Alonzo Astwood

MEng/BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering

I applied to Leeds because of a good recommendation from a past student who had studied here and was now working back at home in the Turks and Caicos Islands – they told me what a great opportunity it would be for me.

Before I came, I was in contact with the International Centre - I talked to them about what I would have to do in order to get to Leeds – and I also spoke to Undergraduate Admissions about my application. It was really good to have that support.

I’ve found the International Centre really welcoming – they’ve been able to give me lots of information about the area, different shops, maps, everything! I’d really recommend that other international students keep in close contact with them.

Because of the time difference, I’ve found the late-night computer clusters really useful as I’ve been able to Skype back home or talk on Facebook with my friends and family.