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Jose DiBella
Try and take the opportunity to openly talk about your ideas, as you can find the support and encouragement you need to improve you own work
 

Student profile

Jose Manuel DiBella Contreras, MRes International Development from Baja California, Mexico

Why did you choose to study here?

The research program I found would be a continuation of my academic and professional career that gave me the freedom to explore in an academic structure issues I had been working for in the past years.

The academic interests of the faculty and the research issues in development within the Social Policy Sciences Department are of relevance to my own work.

What do you enjoy most?

The environment is something that allows me the time to think and concentrate, it is a very beautiful place to live and work, and the University itself is a small community, where if desired you can feel very much at home.

Did you find anything difficult when you first arrived?

The first months usually go by very quickly and takes time to balance your work and getting used to a new place, but this is a normal part of the process in any new place.

As for the work itself, the particular relationship to the new system structures in presenting research papers and essays, has made it a challenge to improve the way ideas are conveyed, so this has been an important effort, but has made it possible to improve in the quality of the work.

Was did you find useful when settling in?

The University resources, public information and always the possibility of asking for help or support if needed from any variety of offices.

What are your memories of Bath so far?

The walk through the forest to get to university from my house when there were sunny days, but also during the snow covered ones. And, a few moments of feeling as part of the academic life and knowing the city.

Any advice for other international students?

Understand that it all depends on how far you are willing to further your own ideas and when arriving don’t try and take the opportunity to openly talk about your ideas, as you can find the support and encouragement you need to improve you own work.