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Student Spotlight: Business

Learn more about the undergraduate course of business administration from an international graduate.

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Name: Vivian

CourseBusiness Administration

Study Level:  Undergraduate

University:  University of Bedfordshire

Country of origin:  China


Q. Why did you enrol on your course and how did you choose your university?

It is a broad concept and involves several main courses in business.  Also, I chose this university because of its reputation and convenient location. It’s in Luton, so the living expenses there can be affordable.


Q. Why did you choose the UK as a study destination?

First, fall in love with London; second, the course structure is shorter. It only takes three years for a bachelor’s degree whilst in China, it takes four years.


Q. How would you describe the structure of your course?

The tutoring was straightforward, and we could learn useful skills step by step. It was easy to follow.


Q. How does the English teaching style differ from that in your home country?

Students can practice more in the class instead of listening to the tutors all the time.


Q. How did you fund your studies? 

My family supported my studies.


Q. What were the biggest challenges that you faced in your first year? 

Language, especially oral English. What I learned back home was not so practical and we mainly learned from textbooks, so there were rare chances for us to talk to foreigners. But after I came here, I found speaking was the biggest challenge because you must communicate with people and it was not easy for everyone to understand you.


Q. What were the best things about your course?

It involves quite a lot of areas, such as financemanagementmarketing etc, so basically we can learn about one particular subject from different aspects.


Q. What advice would you give to other new international students?

Always remind yourself of why you came here and what you want to get from this experience. Don’t lose yourself in this new and fancy world.


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