Renata – University of Warwick

One of the best experiences of my life! I attended the Warwick Summer School studying the Communications and Marketing course for three weeks.

I had a fabulous time in and around London. The programme was amazing, combining fun and knowledge, and with an amazing support staff and teachers that made sure we felt included. We really learnt from the best.

From the staff to the students and activities, everything was brilliant. The guest speakers taught us a lot, and the lectures delivered were very engaging. We heard from Kelly Gallagher, who won Britain’s first-ever Winter Paralympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 for the super giant slalom competition. She let us take pictures with her gold medal, which was very cool. Another guest speaker was Krisi Smith, author, creative director and co-founder of Brighton-based tea company Bird & Blend Tea Co.. She started five years ago with her partner and now their brand is one of the UK's most loved independent tea blenders. We even got to visit her tea shop during a trip to Brighton and she really took care of us, letting us try all the different blends in store. Both speakers taught us about strength and how we can achieve anything if we put everything we have into it. They were so inspiring.

Renata doing a selfie with another young student.

Discovering London itself was such an enriching experience, including getting to know the different areas, such as Kingston upon Thames. Having the opportunity to visit London, Brighton, Oxford and even Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter with other students allowed us to get to know each other and, most importantly, have fun throughout the three weeks. Meeting people from different places all around the world was very eye opening and I have gained so much more than I could have asked for.

I finished the summer course with an international family. I would recommend this experience to anyone: the Warwick Summer School offers many valuable lessons and experiences. Not all classrooms have four walls and Warwick Summer School is the proof of this!