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Anke

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Anke*

I am Anke from Germany, 24 years old and an MSc International Business Management student. Alongside my studies, I am working as a flight attendant for Lufthansa German Airlines. This allows me to travel to all the countries we are covering during our lectures.

*Anke graduated from her degree in International Business Management and whilst no longer a current student, is now one of our successful alumni. Her story will still be relevant for many of you thinking of undertaking your studies at Newcastle University London.

Your course

I chose to study MSc International Business Management as I knew that it would provide me with the skills necessary to work in an international environment. I did not want to focus too much on a particular area, so this course enabled me to get a broad picture of what management looks like in an international context. It inspires me to discover the area I want to work in.

Choosing Newcastle University London

What made Newcastle University London unique for me is that I perceived it as exceptionally personal. The warm-hearted staff, the proximity between lecturers and students and the considerate and appreciative interaction with each other were crucial factors for my decision. I also received a Business Excellence Scholarship, which encouraged me once more to choose Newcastle University London. I knew that I could count on tailored support for my future academic and professional pathway. It’s a small campus in a big city that has lots to offer!

Highlights so far

There are new things to discover every week; igniting connections masterclasses and career conferences. The University offers far more than just lectures. You can make the most of student life and get involved in a wide variety of activities. One of my highlights was our career conference where we had the chance to meet with future employers.

Best bits about my course

The MSc International Business Management course allows you to experience an international environment with a large amount of cultural diversity. My fellow students are from more than 20 different nationalities, which enriches our daily academic and personal exchanges. I especially enjoy the fact that we have project-based modules. The course gives me many options for my future career, as its modules cover a wide range of areas in International Business.

Living in London

I am sharing a flat with a German actor and a French design student. The apartment is located in Whitechapel, which is a recommendable area in terms of its proximity to the university and relatively low rents. In the morning, it takes me 5 minutes to reach the campus by bike. I found my room on spareroom.co.uk. You should be fast, so try to be on site to view the apartment and to get to know your potential flatmates that makes the search much easier.

Being a student in London

Even after a year of living in this beautiful city, I discover new things every day. No matter if it's pubs, retreats or activities – the possibilities are endless! London often has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, however, there are discounts for students everywhere, which makes life much easier. Our future employers are also located right next door, so there is no better chance to get in contact!

Top tips for prospective students

If you have a chance, come to London in advance to explore the campus and the area, this helped me a lot to make my decision. Be aware of the fact that this is a small campus – everyone knows each other. My top tip is probably to actively get involved wherever you can, this is what made student life so much more enjoyable for me.

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