Nadiya Karibayeva and Mari Bonden are in the second and final year of the Product Design MA programme at Oslo Metropolitan University. They’re pleased with the course and feel that they’ve grown both as human beings and as designers during their studies.
"The study environment, facilities and teachers are great! Absolutely great", Nadiya exclaims with enthusiasm.
"It’s probably the first time I’m in a place that really stimulates learning. The joy of learning. There’s a cosy working space and everyone has their own desks and plenty of storage options."
"The shared kitchen is where all the interesting discussions happen. I feel comfortable here. - And the library! It’s full of inspirational books and journals. I love roaming around the psychology section!"
Nadiya tells us that the staff are always very approachable, even if you don’t know them.
"While working on a project I always feel the supported by the tutors, they help you to recognize the value of your work and ideas."
"They really help you to develop organically, and make you feel confident about your work and decisions. I think I’ve changed a lot since I started here."
"There’s something unique about the atmosphere,’ Mari adds. ‘The way in which students and tutors interact really lowers the threshold for asking for help or guidance".
"It’s a great environment for study, really friendly. This is often commented on by exchange students, who say that they feel welcomed and included both by students and tutors."