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Stanislava Ponjevic – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Travelling Through the Alberta Rockies

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Hello everyone!

Last week I spent a couple of days travelling through Alberta and doing some sightseeing. I always consider myself lucky to live so close to the Rockies and be able to go skiing/snowshoeing during the winter and hiking and other such activities during the summer. We drove roughly 4 hours from Edmonton to Jasper National Park and went up the gondola (Jasper Skytram) and were able to see some amazing mountain views at the top… We even managed to get some hiking in! I hadn’t anticipated how cold it was going to be at the top so you’ll notice in the videos that I’m not quite dressed for the weather. We ended our day by going to the Athabasca Falls which are also located in Jasper National Park and one of the best parts was that it allowed me and my brother to try out our new GoPro Hero 4 camera! Hopefully I’ll be able to take it with me during the rest of my travels this summer. I hope you guys enjoy the video and get the chance to see it for yourselves!

 

Stanislava

 

Top Tips for International Students Part II

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Hey everyone!

So here is Part II of the Top Tips series for international students. If you have any further questions about the university or the pharmacy program feel free to comment below or send me a message through any of my social media platforms!

 

Stanislava

Top Tips for International Students Part I

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Hey guys!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from prospective international students asking what things they needed to do before or after they arrived in the UK. Therefore I’ve done a two part video series of my top tips for international students so make sure you watch and share it with any students you know of who plan on studying in the UK! Part II will be posted shortly so stay tuned.

 

Stanislava

Home for the summer

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s been a week since I’ve been back home for the summer break and it feels amazing to be reunited with everyone! Here’s a short video showing my travels and a special cameo from my two adorable puppies, Kane (black dog) and Odie (brown dog). Watch for more videos over the next couple of weeks about my time in Edmonton and other posts about preparing for university.

 

Stanislava

5 Reasons Why I Chose the University of Sunderland

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Hey everyone!

In the 2 years that I’ve lived in England, the one question I get asked most often is why I chose Sunderland University. I wanted to share these reasons with all of you so you can understand what kind of considerations are being taken into for international students and this may help some prospective students in making decisions about where they would like to study.

 

  1. The Guardian rated the pharmacy program at the University of Sunderland in the Top 10 in the country, even higher than Manchester and Liverpool! I wanted to pick a university that would guarantee me the best education with the most clinical practice and a high post-graduate employment rate; reading forums and posts such as the ones written by the Guardian allowed me to narrow down my choices for universities.
  2. International student tuition fees for pharmacy are one of the lowest in the country at Sunderland. When I had gotten a conditional offer at the University, my tuition was only £9000 and with a scholarship that I also received from the university, my fees end up being £7500, comparable to the fees that home and EU students pay at the university!
  3. Sunderland is a university city. I’m from the capital city of my province in Canada in which the population is roughly 1.2 million people. We commute long distances as everything is quite spread out and not many people live in the heart of the city (downtown). Sunderland is quite a small city that is run by students during term time; the majority of students live in accommodation that is no further than a 10-15 minute walk from the center of the city or from the university.
  4. Newcastle is only a 30 minute metro ride away! With the above being said, its always nice to have the option to venture into a metropolitan city where there are more things to see or do! I’m a city girl at heart so I needed to be able to have the option to go to museums or have cocktails at fancy bars, with Newcastle being so close you never run out of new places to go.
  5. The cost of living and prices in Northeast England are affordable and reasonable. Compared to the larger cities in England (London, Manchester, Leeds etc) the cost of living and prices at restaurants in Sunderland are very affordable and student friendly! You definitely get more for your money and when you’re a student its nice to be able to have a little bit of extra money left over to treat yourself with!

 

These are my top reasons for choosing the University of Sunderland! If you have any questions about the university or about Sunderland feel free to message me through Facebook or post a comment below! Hope this helps some of you in deciding what university to pick. Thanks for reading!

 

Stanislava

  • Name: Stanislava Ponjevic
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Pharmacy MPharm
  • Hometown: Alberta, Canada
  • Ambitions: To explore as many countries as I can, promote healthy lifestyle choices and get a PharmD degree to teach at a university level.
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