Name: Juan Pablo Salorio Campos
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Course: Marketing MA
Juan Pablo worked for six years as an account manager for Jose Cuervo in Mexico City before attending Kingston University. His main responsibilities were marketing and trade marketing for brands such as Jose Cuervo Gold, Smirnoff Vodka and Appleton Rum.
Why did you choose to study in the UK?
"The UK is well-known for the high level of its education programmes, plus I wanted to practice my English and develop the language skills you can only get from living in a country. It's possible to have a real cultural exchange experience in London thanks to the wide range of people here."
Why did you choose Kingston University?
"I feel Kingston has the best marketing programme in the UK. The town itself is a quiet suburb where the air is clear and the people are relaxed all the time. It's a nice part of London where people feel secure and you find a wide range of restaurants, pubs and clubs. Plus it's just 30 minutes from central London so is well connected."
How easy was it to apply to Kingston as an international student?
"All the communication was by email, which I found very convenient given the time difference between continents. Every time I sent an email, I received an answer within 24 hours so I never felt lost during the process."
How did you find studying at Kingston?
"It's always difficult to come to a new country and meet new people but in Kingston I found a bunch of people who were willing to make friends, study and have a good time. This allowed me to feel at home faster and to make the most of my student experience. I've made friends from all over the world, whom I would never have met if I hadn't come here. The networking opportunities are invaluable."