10 Jan Share Your Story – Kirill
My name is Kirill Zheleznov. I am from Russia. I came to London to study piano at the Royal College of Music. I chose to live at Lee Abbey London mainly because I was nominated for a free room at Lee Abbey London. To be honest, I didn’t realize then that it would be such a great place to live.
My current staying in London had become possible mostly because of the residential scholarship, as my parents couldn’t find enough money to pay for my tuition fees and accommodation this year. My mother who I’m living with can’t support my studies, as she is very limited in funds. Therefore, I was able to study only because my father was so kind and took a loan to pay for my first year at the RCM. Fortunately, my mother had some assets, which she was able to sell and cover my second year of study. I especially appreciate the support of Lee Abbey, as I will be able to study and develop myself as a professional musician at such a fabulous place as the Royal College of Music.
Lee Abbey is the best student accommodation I’ve lived at so far. I have never met such a friendly and kind community, and my staying here is such an amazing experience so far. I especially enjoy meals and social spaces which students can use every day. I also enjoy participating in different social events such as Jam sessions or formal dinners. They help to meet new people and learn about cultures of many countries very much.