Student Profile - Japan
Liverpool JMU student Hiroshi Yamauchi tells us about his experiences at JMU whilst conducting his MRes in Sports Physiology concentrating on cardiovascular fitness levels of Football Referee’s.
I first heard of Liverpool JMU whilst conducting my master’s research at Gakugei University in Tokyo. All the excellent research conducted by Professor Tom Riley attracted me to the idea of continuing my studies in the U.K with LJMU. I was instantly impressed with the cultural aspects of Liverpool. The city has many Art galleries, museums and music venues. There are also many historical buildings here; in Tokyo there are mostly modern buildings.
I think the facilities are fantastic here; all research equipment is state of the art and is really advanced in our particular field. The teaching staff are really approachable and are willing to listen to any recommendations that I have to make. It was really easy to find all the information I needed to help me make my decision - the LJMU website has lots of information for international students. There was also a quick e-mail response, within one week, as a result of this I then visited LJMU and this persuaded me to begin my studies.
I would definitely recommend studying in Liverpool and LJMU, the weather is not as bad as I first thought, the prices are good and the living costs are reasonable. I currently pay £70-80 a week; in Tokyo I would probably pay £150 a week. I really enjoy cooking in my spare time, and Liverpool has some excellent international food markets too.