Student Profiles: Thai-American and Thailand

Manunya Songphom, BSc (Hons) Management, Transport and Logistics

“What I like most are the friendly people and the international friends I have here in Liverpool”

My name is Manunya. I am studying Management, Transport and Logistics at LJMU. The University has very good libraries which can accommodate students from all over the city. At the libraries, computers are provided for students and staff are very helpful. I really like the Business School library, there is no need to pay any fees there.

What I like most about the course is the tutor's organisation. My tutor has a very good system and I know what I should do and cover at any time.

Liverpool is not too big not too small; it’s a middle-sized city, not too crowded and not very lonely. There are many activities such as going to the museums, docks, sightseeing around town and shopping. Not boring at all!

I walk from my accommodation to school. It is not very far, only a three-minute walk, and I can walk around town and do some shopping. I normally do the cooking at my flat with my international flatmates. At the same time, I can practise my English skills with them - the main thing I have learnt is to improve my English, which I use everyday. At LJMU, my classmates are English and from other countries, so I use English all the time.

I have also learnt to be responsible for my own life. I take care of it, I have to prioritise my private and study life and learn to balance it. I really like it here: people are nice, the weather is not too bad (there may be some rain during winter, but overall it is fine). What I like most are the friendly people and the international friends I have here in Liverpool.

Alisa Suwanrumpha, Science & Football

"I was very much attracted to LJMU's reputation, especially in the sports science area where the department was awarded 5* for research."

I was very much attracted to LJMU's reputation, especially in the sports science area where the department was awarded 5* for research: no other institution has that high a grade. The prospect of living in Liverpool as a city was also a big attraction as I really enjoy football. Liverpool has a lot of character and plenty of opportunities to get involved with student life.

The research laboratories here are world class and there are not many of this standard around the country. The equipment used is state-of-the-art and we have the latest hi-tech machinery for researching motion analysis and reaction time.  My teachers are very supportive and have really made me feel welcome. They are approachable and easy to talk to.

I feel that Liverpool John Moores University has a lot to offer International students.  The academic staff and the rest of the students are really friendly and helpful.

If you are interested in studying the Science and Football course at LJMU you can find more information here

Associate Professor Dr. Anirach Mingkhwan, Graduated with a PhD Computer Network

“An incredible research atmosphere where impossible is nothing.”

Currently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial and Technology Management, King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok, and a Finance officer at Government Saving Bank

Pairin Tengchareonchai, Graduated with a MSc International Banking and Finance

“What I liked best about studying at LJMU were the course leaders who were so helpful. The library too was great – lots of facilities and books!”

Currently a Finance officer at Government Saving Bank

Worayuth Termsricharoenporn, Graduated with a MSc in International Finance and Banking

Currently a CFO at L.V. Technology Pcl. What I liked best while studying in LJMU is the environment. International students are well taken care of by the University’s staff and the library is great for reading and sourcing for information for our assignments and dissertation.

Farung Surina, PhD in Astrophysics

I heard about LJMU from my colleagues and how astronomy here has a great reputation. The ARI (Astrophysics Research Institute) in LJMU collaborates with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand in building the 2-m class metre telescope and is thus well-known among Thai astronomers. The study and research atmosphere at the ARI is small but provides me with international networking opportunities – a learning environment I value a lot. We also have a lovely 'Liverpool Thai Society' in which I am an active member of.

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