With the entrance exam I found that having a background of science was a big help. I at the time of the exam was already studying A-level chemistry and biology, which provided the majority of the knowlege needed to pass the exam.
Thankfully you are not restricted to doing your work experience in Poland, therefore I have taken the oppotunity to travel to other countries and stay with friends. It allows you to see a difference in countries culture and husbandry of animals. Alternatively the university is lenient with the types of work experience you may do, for example I was able to work at a wildlife rescue centre instead of on a farm, due to the fact I had previous experience and that I am not interested in working with large animals.
I plan to return to the UK with my partner, whom I met at the university. I would like to return not only due to my family being there but also I enjoy the diversity of animals that you will come across. I find that there is always work available, with good equipment and a large variety of animals walking through the door. I hope to further my studies into more exotic animals, in the hope to be able to work with most animal brought into the small animal clinic.
Generally in the first few years of studies I found I did not have very much free time, thankfully during our fourth year of studies we have had more time. In Warsaw there is always something going on like parties, pub crawls and competitions. One of my favourite places to visit is Papugarnia Carmen, a large aviary full of rescued exotic birds of all different shapes and sizes. I love it as you are able to feed and interact with all of the birds and slowly create bonds with some of them.
My family was very supportive, and pushed me to go for my dream when I was hesitant to move to a different country.
I wish to move to England, and become an avian veterinarian there.
Studying in warsaw is cheaper than Norway, allowing us students to have a better quality of life outside of school than we would back home.
Find a good balance between studying and free time, a proper balance is important to not get overloaded with work.
I would recommend this programme for anyone who wants to follow their dream, and is willing to work hard to achieve it.