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Our exclusive lecture on Engaging Global Challenges
Studying this course at Kingston University will assist me in pursuing a career anywhere in the globe."
Cynthia studies MSc Accounting & Finance. Read more about Cynthia.
Cynthia Kewe Ofovbe from Nigeria
My favourite thing about the University has been the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and make new friends and professional relationships."
Barbara studies MSc Quantity Surveying with Professional Placement. Read more about Barbara.
Barbara Gyanwa Ghartey from Ghana
This University has a great learning environment that helps you adapt quickly and progress towards your academic goals."
Dorra studies MSc Environmental Management. Read more about Dorra.
Dorra Ben Slimane from Tunisia
Kingston University degrees are particularly valued because they provide you with real, professional knowledge and hands-on learning, as well as dedicated careers support.
My name is Cynthia Kewe Ofovbe. I am from Usi-Effurun in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. I am 24 years of age. I hold a magna cum laude Bachelor of Commerce certificate in Accounting from Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Midrand, South Africa. I am a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). I am an optimistic individual with a passion for innovation, growth and ideation. Also, I am a driven team-player and an adept communicator. My skills and attributes are numerically sound business acumen and interest, excellent communication, paying attention to details, problem identification and solving. I have an interest in finance, commerce and accounting and have 1 year, 5 months' working experience in the banking industry.
I wished to further my education, that was why I decided to enrol for my postgraduate studies. When I decided that my studies would be in MSc Accounting and Finance, I hoped to find a University that will give me a combination of both Accounting and Finance modules. That was what Kingston University was offering, unlike some other UK universities that are focused either on Accounting or Finance.
I was convinced that studying this course at Kingston University will assist me in pursuing a career anywhere in the globe. Modules have a strong international focus, ensuring I develop a truly global perspective on finance and decision-making. Also, Kingston Business School is one of only 5% of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB international.
My favourite thing about studying at Kingston University is the diversity of both students and staff. You have the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world, and to learn from them.
I like my course, it is just as I expected. I have an accounting background, so I am comfortable with the accounting aspect of the course. Finance is new to me, although it is interesting, and I am eager to learn and understand.
My favourite experience so far is interacting and building relationships with individuals from countries, background, and cultures different from mine. I find it exciting. Also, I enjoy the learning process at Kingston University.
It takes courage and boldness to leave your country to come to a new environment to study. It can be intimidating, and you can get discouraged, but never forget the reason why you left your country. Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it is done". My advice for future international students is "Keep moving, Do not give up, Hard work pays".
As a young graduate, developing on my quantity surveying knowledge and skills was always first on my career development scale of preference because it fits in perfectly with my career aims.
Where to do so was made easy because in my home country of Ghana, the Quantity Surveying training at the tertiary level, and practically, has always been British. The question of the school to accomplish this remained unanswered until I found Kingston University, through a random search on the internet for the best postgraduate quantity surveying schools in the United Kingdom.
My choice of Kingston University was greatly influenced by the approach the University takes to my course. There are course modules which are core to the profession, a professional placement year to gain international practical work experience in the United Kingdom, a leading Quantity Surveying market worldwide and Kingston's accreditation to Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
My favourite thing about the University has been the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and make new friends and professional relationships. Furthermore, the learning atmosphere has been positive with easy access to excellent on and off campus facilities through the iCat library, AppsAnywhere and others. Most importantly, my lecturers have been supportive, knowledgeable, approachable and always willing to help throughout the academic year.
My favourite experience so far has been the on campus and online networking events where l have had the chance to meet people working in the construction industry. This has enabled me to develop socially, personally and professionally, giving me a strong foundation to expand my horizons and of course the Freshers Week, where I made friends that have become family.
For sure there are a lot of uncertainties with leaving home to a new place. However, choosing an international student-friendly school and country is key to enjoying the full learning experience and developing professionally. This is what Kingston University stands for.
At Kingston University, there is a place for everyone.
"Home is where one starts from." – T.S. Eliot. Mine starts with Kingston University.
My name is Dorra. I am an international student from Tunisia. Before this, I finished studying my masters in France and decided to further pursue education and chose to come to Kingston University.
This University has an amazing programme, with a great learning environment that helps you adapt quickly and progress towards your academic goals. It is also one of the few universities to implement placements into the masters course I am. This was important to me when I was searching for universities. Kingston offers several scholarship opportunities and I had applied to get the International Scholarship which I was lucky enough to be the recipient of.
As a foreign student, I enjoy studying Environmental Management at Kingston as I am surrounded by different nationalities and different backgrounds which gives me the opportunity to exchange and learn from others' experiences. The diversity is definitely a highlight of being a student in London and at Kingston. The classes are well balanced and occur twice a week, but this may be different for other courses. The rest of the time is allocated for personal studies, which gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace, especially when you have a part-time job or other commitments.
There are several societies you can join based on your likes, interests and culture which helps you socialise and make friends easily. One of my favourite things about studying here is being able to study other languages. This is something I have a passion for, so I took the opportunity to study Korean, as it is available and free for students in Kingston.
My best piece of advice is to make sure to use everything the University has to offer. There are several workshops available online on how to improve your writing or upgrade your CV for future job applications which were useful to me. You also need to make sure to get a student travel card in order to enjoy going around Kingston, which is an amazing town and only a train away from Central London.