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Student Spotlight: MBA

Want to find out more the world of Business? Rehab Mohamed Taman tells Hotcourses about her experience studying an MBA.

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Name:  Rehab Mohamed Taman

Course: MBA

Study level: Master

University: Wales University (Tasmac Business School)

Country of origin: Egypt


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

I study MBA course. I chose that because I have work experience so I wanted to increase my knowledge with study.

I made a lot of search online…and I applied for more than university until I found suitable university to my conditions.


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

To have good English language.

To live the multiculture experience.

To live in London this is one of the most important business capitals in the world


Q. How did you feel in your first month?

Actually in first month I felt great and very excited, got out a lot, visit a lot of places. I had met new people from different countries. Have new friends.


Q. How did your institution help you settle in to university life in the first few weeks?

We have orientation week. That give us all information we need about study and about living in London .they answer all our question and concern. Student service is always available to support us.


Q. Where did you live and how did you find suitable accommodation? 

First I was live in university accommodation. Then I moved out .

I searched for accommodation on line. There are a lot of websites helping to find an accommodation. Student service also helped with that.


Q. How did you integrate into the social scene at your university?

I am a social person so I like to be involved with people. Our university organize trips, meeting and parties and I try to be involved in these events.

Me myself had organized a social events, last Tuesday was feast celebration for Muslim so I organized a party for celebrate that event  a lot of student attend that event Muslim and non-Muslim .and it was great , every one send me massages that they have great time.


Q. Did you experience any culture shock when you arrived in the UK? 

No, because before I came to UK I had made a lot of research. So I have an idea about culture here, also I travelled for several European countries before.

But I only felt that I missed my family and my country.


Q. How did you fund your studies? 

I was working before I came here. I saved money. And my parent helped me a little bit.


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

I am here only for 7 month now; the most difficult thing for me was writing assignment because it is very new for me. But now after practice and know the technic it is not difficult any more. Also finding part time job is very difficult that is huge challenge.


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

There is no significant difference in English teaching style. The major difference is practice. In UK you practice English everywhere every day.


Q. What are the best things about studying in the UK?

Hi quality Education. Teaching people Critical thinking, Huge experience through meeting different people from different countries.


Q. What are you planning to do after graduation?

Finding good job suites my experience and my qualification, start PHD.


Q. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started your studies?

Always look for the subject from different point of view, never be prejudice.


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

Living and study in UK is a huge experience it could change your life for better. Try to take it for the maximum.



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