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Student Profile: Lionel Marumahoko

Course:Lionel

MSc International Business

Why I chose Warwick...

Initially, I found out about Warwick University from various articles and university guide websites.

I had considered Bath University, Bristol University, and Kings College(London). All my other siblings are younger and have yet to reach university however I am pushing for my young brother now in sixth form to apply for Warwick as he wants to study Economics.

Warwick was my top choice after discovering that it had been performing considerably well in the global and UK university rankings in recent years, further research and I discovered it had one of the best business schools in the country. Furthermore, I was attracted to its central campus layout.

I visited the campus and was blown away by the facilities provided and made my decision to attend.

Was your arrival and orientation ok? What were your first impressions?

I arrived late but received a breakdown of all the information required by the Master's office when I arrived, this process was very helpful.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The best thing about Warwick is the events and extra curriculum activities provided by the university from the summits to the networking events, which really give you an all-around experience and I have tried my best to utilize.

Have you travelled at all during your studies?

Yes, I have travelled to large parts of the UK, and to Spain, Greece and France.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I hope to find a job with a fast-moving consumer goods company in the UK, for experience, and then after possibly 2-3 years return back to my own country to start my own business.

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

The diverse group of people I have met from countries I had previously never known anyone from, which has given me a much more open-minded approach to viewing the world. In addition the impact I have had on others on educating them on my own culture and country, giving insight into it's economic and political dimensions as well as the bright future ahead for it.

If you were giving advice to a student considering study at Warwick, what advice would you give them?

I would suggest that Warwick is the perfect place to discover and exploit your academic and future career potential and it provides the perfect springboard to launch you into that career path.