Hi! My name is Megan and I'm the student ambassador for the Master's programme in Applied Cultural Analysis. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the programme, courses, student life, and life in Lund and Sweden via the Unibuddy Platform, where you can chat with me (see below). Please note that I cannot answer questions about the application process, scholarships, or residence permits.
Why did you choose Lund University?
"I chose Lund because it offers the perfect balance of academics and student life. Our city offers a community that can be as small or as big as you choose to make it. Most importantly, my programme is a unique one that combines both theoretical and applied skills, and Lund is one of the few universities that offers it!"
What are your first impressions of your programme? Does it meet your expectations?
"So far, this programme has been both challenging and refreshing. It encourages you to think about problems in new ways, oftentimes making you leave your comfort zone to do so. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect going into my studies, but now I’m excited to see what more they hold."
What have been the highlights of your first months in Lund?
"I have really enjoyed trying out many of the extracurriculars that Lund has to offer! I’ve met new friends at language exchanges, board game groups, and random cultural events held all around the city. There are so many opportunities to try things I never would have been able to experience otherwise."
What do you think of the teaching style in Sweden?
"The teaching style here is much more relaxed than what I’m used to back home. The instructors offer knowledge, guidance, and support while leaving our assignments as open and flexible as possible. This allows each student to focus on something that they are passionate about and utilize their unique academic and cultural background to really make the project their own."
How international is your programme?
"Our programme is incredibly diverse! We have students from all over Scandinavia, Europe, and the rest of the world! On top of that, we spend the first year of classes working with our sister programme at the University of Copenhagen, giving us an additional perspective on our projects. Our contrasting backgrounds make class discussions richer and more interesting."
What are you most looking forward to in your programme?
"I’m most looking forward to the work placement I will complete during my 2nd year. We are given the opportunity to choose our own placement based on our interests, so you can really make the topic your own. I’m hoping to stay close to Lund and work within our international community!"
Stay tuned! A more comprehensive testimonial from this student will be published once they have completed their first semester at Lund and have more insights to share about their programme.
Have more questions for Megan?
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