BSc Business and International Relations

I chose Aston University due to the course on offer. I also wanted the opportunity to enlarge my social network: Aston University is home to very qualified lecturers as well as students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

I have always been interested in exploring new cultures and this was one of the main reasons why I decided to do a study placement in Singapore Management University in my third year. I had an amazing, inspirational and very beneficial year in Singapore. The environment at Singapore Managemnet University was competitive and the lecturers encouraged you to feel passionate about their subject areas. Modules are taught in a very interactive way a lot of group projects and presentations, as well as class debates and discussions. I believe my time management skills and my motivation to strive for better results improved during my placement year, as well as my ability to work efficiently in groups with students from diverse backgrounds. All of the skills which I acquired during my placement year have helped me tremendously during my final year studies at Aston University. This is why I would encourage every student to pursue a Placement year abroad. 

My final year of studies at Aston has started very smoothly and I am glad to see that there are many positive developments which are newly provided by the university. I believe that my studies at Aston met the initial expectations which I had when I applied. Thus, I gained the preparation and the confidence to apply for one of the best masters. Aston University has helped me to realize what my carrier orientation is.

Rositsa Toneva

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