Business Economics BSc(Hons): What our students say
Don't just take our word for it – here's what some of our current and recent students say about what it's like to study at Kingston.
Course: BA(Hons) Business Economics
Year: 2nd year
Route to University: A-level equivalents (international student)
Accommodation: University halls in 1st year and a private houseshare with friends in 2nd year
"I'm from Turkey, where I took A-level equivalents. I wasn't planning to do business economics, but then I realised how valuable it would be to study in the UK.
"I know that if I graduate in the UK I can get a job anywhere in the world. But I'd like to stay here for a while after I graduate, at least to get some more work experience, and then I might go back to Turkey.
"Before I came to Kingston University, I spent a year working in the UK getting used to the culture and the language. I really found this was the best way and I would recommend it 100% to other international students. And when I got to Kingston there was English language support, which was really useful.
"I was planning to study in central London, but then I realised that Kingston is safer, has good resources and a great student environment. There's a huge number of students around here and so many nightclubs! But you can still get up to London in 25 minutes if you need to. And being so close to London is also useful if you want to get a part-time job.
"There are lots of societies to join at the University as well. I joined the diving club and was impressed that everything was free.
"I found the lecturers really encouraging, especially in the first year. They push you hard and really try to help you. Plus it's very easy to access them, you can get in touch with them at any time. And they share their own experiences of real-life business with you.
"You learn easily in classes, they're very interactive. The lectures are really helpful and the course is quite flexible as well so you can change your classes if you need to. I've recommended Kingston University to my friends because of this.
"The University's library has got all the books you need - it's very useful - and also private study areas and computers. There are so many resources available to students.
"You have to work more independently at university than school, which prepares you for life at work. It's a good experience as you get used to doing things on your own without someone telling you what to do all the time.
"I'm planning to take a work placement next year, hopefully in a bank. Placements are the best way to be successful. They allow you to prove yourself and make it much easier to get a job when you finish university.
"Eventually I want to set up my own company, maybe in the export/import business. I've found the Business Economics course at Kingston really useful and I've learnt a lot about the business environment in the UK. It was the right choice and I would recommend it to anyone else who wants to set up their own company in the future. It would take you ten years in the workplace to learn the skills that you get here in three."