Pre-sessional English course / BA Business Management (Top-Up)
Hailong Jiang had always dreamed of studying in London, but was worried about studying in English and being far away from family and friends in China. He undertook a pre-sessional English course to prepare him to start his BA Business Management degree.
"When I first arrived at Middlesex, I didn't feel comfortable having a conversation in English. If someone tried to talk to me I would just say 'sorry' and look away! But after finishing my pre-sessional course I feel confident to talk with anyone.
"The tutors were so friendly and helpful, they taught me how to write essays and reports in English, do presentations, as well as how to communicate with academic staff. They prepared me to begin my degree, and even though I've finished my course I still stay in touch with lots of them.
"London is a very multicultural city, and at Middlesex I've made friends from all different countries. Middlesex organised lots of social activities for us. We went on a trip to Brighton, and even out for drinks at English pubs. This helped me make friends and improve my English.
"I really like studying in the UK because we have seminars after lectures. This gives you a chance to discuss the lecture, and share ideas with people from different countries. Other people from China should study at Middlesex because of its great location and the personal support you get."