International student profile – Helio from Brazil

International student profile – Helio from Brazil

August 19, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Helio Goncaves Pereira. I am studying Biomedical Science and I am from Brazil I was on my fifth year of the university in Brazil. I was in medical school and I knew I wanted to do a programme abroad Then science without border came very handy, because they gave us this opportunity to go live in another country for up to 1 year I chose Middlesex University for many reasons I was looking at some pictures and I was really impressed by the facilities and all the different buildings Then I was looking at location and I thought it was a very convenient location I love being in London This is one of the best cities in the world and I get to be here meeting people from all over the world and making new friends and I have been able to visit so many places that I have always wanted to go Living in the halls has been quite different for me, because back in Brazil I was living with my family and now I am living with all the students It is great, because I share my flat with people from all over the world I do feel like I am home when I am here I thought I was going to have more challenges, but since I got here people have been so friendly There are many reasons why I have enjoyed studying biomedical science here but I think the first one was the programme leaders They are very approachable, they are very friendly and every time I need something, they are always there to help I have used a lot of the support services at Middlesex I have been taking dissertation workshops and just the other day I was taking some on pronunciation Since I have been here, there have been some ups and downs, but I have no complaints Everything has come to make me, I think, a better person So many people I have met So many places I have been and so many ambitions I am acquiring now, that I am sure I am going to be able to achieve