Mayar EI-Sayed

What's your story?

Mayar EI-Sayed,
from Kuwait

BA (Hons) Architecture

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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from China

BA (Hons) Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

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from Zimbabwe

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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from Thailand

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

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from Angola

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Muhammad Nazreen Idris,
from Malaysia

BA (Hons) Business Management

Nerys Jody Agnes,
from Togo

MBA International

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from India

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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from Saudi Arabia

MBA International

Weeam Abunowara,
from USA

BA (Hons) Business Management

Fikayo Obadofin,
from Nigeria

LLB (Hons) Law

Mayar El-Sayed, from Kuwait
BA (Hons) Architecture

I really enjoyed my time at BCUIC. I hardly had any art experience before I came to BCUIC, but my course allowed me to experiment with different types of media and we were given lots of creative freedom. We also had plenty of opportunities to study independently, which has prepared me really well for University.

It was so easy to socialise and make friends at BCUIC because we were all in the same situation. We discovered Birmingham together! I found it very easy to settle in and adapt to life in Birmingham because everyone was so welcoming.

I knew Birmingham was the UK’s second biggest city, and I’m from a big city originally, so I felt like it wouldn’t be too much of a change. Birmingham is a similar city to London, but it’s more central, so it’s easier to access other places - like Oxford or Manchester.

I progressed to Birmingham City University in September 2016, and it’s been a very smooth transition. There’s more independent study, but I feel a lot more confident than my classmates because I’ve had a head-start at BCUIC.

If you’re interested in studying Architecture at Birmingham City University, find out about our Art and Design pathway here.