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Pre-sessional course at Bath: Sarawit Pratchprueng

Sarawit Pratchprueng (Offy) from Thailand shares his experience of the 10-week Pre-sessional course at Bath.

Pre-sessional student Sarawit Pratchprueng (Offy), MSc Management
MSc Management student Sarawit Pratchprueng (Offy) from Thailand

Offy explains how the Pre-sessional course helped to prepare him for his MSc Management degree.

My view of the Pre-sessional course

Why did you choose a Pre-sessional course at the University of Bath?

I have learned a lot of English language since I was young, but in fact I still had a problem communicating in English because I did not normally speak it in my everyday life. So, I was struggling and did not know what to do.

Fortunately, I found out that a Pre-sessional course at the University of Bath could help me gain numerous practical competencies and prepare myself to pursue my main course successfully.

What is the most important thing you learnt from the course?   

I have learned how to prepare myself for academic discussions and how to express my opinions during conversations critically and politely.

I was able to attend the decision-making session, which was very beneficial for every class activity and in real-life situations when I have to make an appropriate choice based on events and conditions.

How did you feel at the end of the course?

Honestly, I feel more confident than on the first day at the university. I also realise that I have learnt how to write academic essays and references correctly. In addition to this, I can find proper ways to avoid plagiarism and other inappropriate things which negatively affects academic integrity.

Another point is that I still need to improve by keeping on making friends with other people in order to consistently practise spoken English to be more fluent.

What is your favourite thing about living in Bath? 

I love the architectural style in the city. The buildings here are beautiful and historically unique. In addition, the residents are so nice. I always feel safe whenever I walk around the city centre either day or night.

Moreover, I have seen so many lovely dogs, which are pets I love, walking around with owners and sniffing flowers on the pavement.

‘I have been given many valuable chances to practise English skills by getting involved in academic discussions.’
Sarawit Pratchprueng (Offy) MSc Management

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