Leah Rand, 2012 Scholar, UCL

LeahrandI am studying Philosophy at University College London (UCL), where I have been struck by how similar the program feels at times to my undergraduate one. But it is simultaneously very different, and I am constantly having to catch-up and learn its practices.  It’s a bit like how when I first ate pie here, the flaky crust was familiar, but the steak and kidney filling, rather than apple, was novel and gave me a new insight into what pie might be like (answer: delicious).  I live in central London in a community of international students, and it has been wonderful to explore this city, where so much is happening, and share our perspectives with each other.  One of my most satisfying moments so far was returning from a trip abroad and finding myself truly content and happy to be back home to London.