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Temirlan Myrzakhmet: international student profile

Temirlan Myrzakhmet is a BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering student from Kazakhstan. In this short film he talks about the Engineering heritage of the University and the support on offer for new students.

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My name is Temirlan Myrzakhmet, and I am from Kazakhstan. I am studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester.

When I started to think about what I wanted to do in my future life, I thought that I wanted to make a difference, to try and change the world for the better. I started to look into the universities and places I could study at and The University of Manchester has its great heritage in the Engineering field. For example, the first computer was invented by Alan Turing and research has been done on splitting the atom here. This reputation made up my mind to come to Manchester and study engineering.

The University of Manchester provides very good support for first time arrival students especially during the welcome week. There are so many activities going around the university where you can make friends and there are plenty of societies that you can join. Personally I decided to join ‘Engineers without borders’ where the aim was to show people how engineering is important and how it can help in different parts of the world.

If you decided to come to Manchester, my advice would be to get involved in the activities that are around the university. People here are very friendly and they’ll do their best to try and help you.