|From Bulgaria to High Wycombe. Image: Wikipedia|
|3D Model by Radoslav Hristov|
Bucks: How did you find about about studying Animation & VFX at Bucks?
RH: I initially started looking for universities in Bulgaria, but unfortunately none of them had anything to do with 3D art and animation, therefore I looked up the course I wanted abroad, which then led me to Bucks.
Of course, there were many other universities to choose from, but it was the showreel that caught my attention. It is why I'm starting to think that showreels are important for catching new students' attention.
|3D artwork by Radoslav Hristov|
RH: The experience within the course so far is beyond my expectations, the lessons are very smooth and clear. It's like being in school, only 10 times more fun!
Outside Bucks has so far been a positive experience. Bulgarian students would be surprised at the climate changes here in the UK. Most people, including me, expect it to be rainy every day, but so far it's been quite sunny.
|3D Artwork by Radoslav Hristov|
Bucks: What has been the biggest challenge you have faced?
RH: The biggest challenge at least for me and probably almost every Bulgarian student is to manage the standards of living and of course the currency ratios. I also find it difficult to search for any part-time jobs, mainly because I've never worked before and it is all new experience here.
|High Wycombe Welcomes You|
RH: Perhaps Bucks could offer to students a guide/tour or someone who can personally show them around the university and possibly even around the town. Where and what they can do, because I've found it slightly difficult to understand most of the activities during the first 2 weeks. It could be of great benefit for new students to have all the information available to them.
Bucks: What advice would you give to other students from Bulgaria and other countries who would like to study at Bucks?
RH: Advice: do not make the same mistake as I did. Be prepared to be able to cook and have working experience before going abroad. Otherwise you would find yourself in a difficult situation, far from your family.
|Advice to students: Learn to Cook! Image: Wikipedia|
|Money: Always a challenge|
However, other than the financial issues new Bulgarian students are likely to have, I think Bucks is an amazing university with talented people and awesome tutors!
Some of my past work can be found here: http://achkata1990.wix.com/radoslavmodelling#!content/c189b
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