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Student Spotlight: Investment Finance

Want to finad out more about the financial world of London? Read an interview with Nancy Bui, a finance student from Vietnam...

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Name: Nancy Bui     

Course:  BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management

Study Level:  Undergraduate

University:  Cass Business School, City University

Country of origin:  Vietnam

 

 

Why did you enroll on your course and how did you choose your university?

'I wanted to study a business or finance-focused course with high level of practicality. I chose my university by checking the Guardian league table with the criteria mentioned in the previous statement.'

 

 

Why did you choose the UK as a study destination?

'The UK offers exceptionally high quality educational system with distinctive histories, traditions and values.'

 

 

How would you describe the structure of your course?

'It is a 3-year degree with a gap-year option. Each year includes a set of mandatory modules and electives which are all finance-centric. Students’ performances are measured by a weighted combination of coursework and exams.'

 

 

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

'The teaching style is more specific, well-structured and closely linked with explicit examples or real life issues.'

 

 

How did you fund your studies? 

'Parental financial support.' 

 

 

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

'Apart from settling down in London and adapting to university life style, my biggest challenge was to study a completely new field which was finance and investments and to catch up with fellow students who had had previous experience in the field.'

 

 

What are the best things about your course?

'Practicality, closely related to real life issues, dynamic and good employment prospects.'

 

 

What are you planning to do after graduation?

'Full-time employment in the same field as my degree.'

 

 

What advice would you give to other new international students?

'Be active and participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and work experiences. Networking is another important factor.'

 

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