Sabita is a final year BA English Language and Linguistics student. She chose to study at Reading because she discovered she could take part in an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP).
The scheme provides exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to work on real research projects alongside academic researchers in the summer holidays. On the UROP project, Sabita researched second language acquisition:
"I looked at how international students were learning English independently in their spare time and which independent study strategies were useful to help them learn English, and how this research could help teachers help students learn.
"One of the main findings was that they wanted more opportunities to practise with native or fluent speakers of English."