Student stories

In 2018, 15 students from ACU member universities in the UK were awarded Global Grants to travel to summer schools in six countries across the Commonwealth. Here, some of them share their stories.

Amy from University College London travelled to India, where she attended the summer school at Lovely Professional University. Find out how this experience benefitted her

Elliot from the University of Sheffield writes about how travelling to Malaysia pushed him out of his comfort zone, developed his intercultural awareness, and helped him grow, both as a person and as a student. Read more about his experience

Emma-Louise from Buckinghamshire New University gained a lot from her Canadian summer and now intends to move there to pursue her career interests! 

Kevis from Birmingham City University also travelled to Canada and reflected on how his trip developed his knowledge and helped open his mind to new experiences in this video

Lewis from the University of the West of England, took part in a summer school at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, where he learnt to appreciate cultural diversity and made new friends from across the globe. Read more here

Meran from King's College London travelled to South Africa, where he learnt about transitional justice, made new friends and developed new skills. Watch his video here 

Sarah from University of Winchester studied natural resources development in Uganda. Find out why she called this a 'once in a lifetime' experience