Beatrice Cantor is an international student from Florida in the United States. She is studying a Biomedical Science MSc at London Met.
Can you tell us a bit about your background and why you chose to study at London Met?
I studied my bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University in Biological Sciences with a minor in Sociology. I have chosen to study at London Met because this University has a lot of resources and opportunities to help me become a better physician in the future. Also, who wouldn't want to study in London? It's an amazing experience.
What made you choose the UK and London in particular?
I have never moved away from home, let alone another country. I wanted to challenge myself to have opportunities that will not only help me in the subject I am learning, but to make me a better person overall.
Can you tell us a bit more about where you are living whilst you study?
I am currently living at International Students House, a student hall. The location is amazing. Anything you could possibly need is within walking distance. I love that many students who live here are from all around the world. It's great to see other students from around the world having the similarity of wanting to study in London.
What are the facilities like at London Met?
The facilities are very useful for students to find a place to study on campus. They have a lot of resources that you can use to help in your course. Also, there are many places to eat and hang out, making the University a place you want to be.
What’s your favourite piece of equipment for your course?
I love working in the Superlab. There are many resources and lots of equipment for us to use. Working in the lab allows me to have a hands-on learning experience on techniques I am learning in all of my courses.
What’s been the highlight of your time here so far?
The highlight of my time here so far is becoming a better person than I was back home. Moving here has changed the way I look at life and has changed my mindset in a more positive way. I love being able to learn what I love in a new country and meeting great friends along the way.
Did anything surprise you about your course or London Met?
Other than all my tutors and fellow students having accents, I have been surprised by how knowledgeable my tutors are in subjects that I learned back home in America. It really shows how important biomedical sciences is worldwide.
What makes you love living in London? What’s your favourite thing to do on a weekend?
Coming from Florida, London is very different when it comes to people, the environment and cultures. I love having a different life experience from what I am used to back home. My favourite thing to do on a weekend is exploring the city and seeing what London has to offer.
Have you found it easy to make friends at London Met?
Yes, Everyone is super friendly and easy to talk to. I love making friends with students from around the world.
If you could choose one word to describe your experience here, what would it be?
What are your career plans? How do you think London Met is helping you achieve these?
I would like to attend medical school to pursue a career in pediatrics. London Met is helping me become well-rounded to better help people. Studying at London Met is giving me a worldwide approach to medical sciences and how I can relate what I am learning in London to wherever I practice medicine in the future.