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Student Profile: Niklas Graf Von Schwerin

Being part of an incredibly diverse and ambitioned student community at the University of Warwick, enables me to learn a lot about different approaches on how to solve problems, study effectively and keep a high level of motivation - every day.

Discover Niklas' journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for BSc Management.

How did you find out about Warwick?

In the first place, many friends both working in an academic and professional environment strongly recommended the University of Warwick to me in order to achieve my career ambitions. This impression was confirmed by online articles about the great reputation of the University of Warwick.

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

For me, living and studying in an international environment was a very important factor when applying for universities. I was very eager to finally learn English on a native level and interact with different cultures and opinions. Being part of an incredibly diverse and ambitioned student community at the University of Warwick, enables me to learn a lot about different approaches on how to solve problems, study effectively and keep a high level of motivation - every day. The great reputation of the University of Warwick fundamentally supports and represents this experience.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

Being awarded with a scholarship really motivated me, to get as much as possible out of my university experience and strive to achieve my future goals. Besides that, the financial support of the scholarship greatly helps me to manage my tuition fees as an international student.

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

After receiving the news about being a part of the scholarship programme, I firstly talked to my parents. They were very glad about the support from the university and interpreted this as a confirming sign that starting my studies at the University of Warwick will be the right decision.

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

In order to apply for the scholarship, I submitted a written motivation statement about my previous gained experience, future ambitions and how I could achieve them when studying at Warwick. Besides that, I wrote about the great possibilities I would have when receiving a scholarship. After creating a draft of my application, I asked both my parents and a friend for feedback. The process of applying for the scholarship was very uncomplicated and the visa application could be entirely done online.

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

On my first day at Warwick, I was very impressed by the huge and vibrant campus with all of its different facilities. Especially, being constantly surrounded by fellow students is a great feeling compared to studying in a large city.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

in my opinion, the opportunities you can take when studying at Warwick is definitely the best thing about your experience there. Access to academically excellent knowledge, constant exchange with such an international, motivated community as well as an outstanding reputation lay the fundament of reaching your future goals.

What is the worst thing?

At Warwick Business School, all lectures are currently held online. I can definitely see the advantages of being able to go through the content in your own speed and besides that, the need for this decision due to COVID. However, I am really looking forward to the feeling of learning together in a lecture hall.

How is your accommodation?

For my first year, I am staying at Bluebell accommodation (on campus). The great advantage of staying on campus is the very short distance to all important university facilities, so that you are very flexible when deciding to study at home or in the classroom. The accommodation itself is a great environment for interacting with your flatmates and feeling home when you need a rest in your room.

Are you a member of any societies?

I already joined the Warwick Consulting Society a few weeks ago. Here, I am really looking forward to get extracurricular experience when participating in consulting projects, workshops, case studies and much more. In the first weeks of studying, I decided to focus on the workload of the university in order to learn about my study behaviour and time management for achieving satisfying results in the exams.

What are your plans when you graduate?

After graduating, I would like to gain experience in the management consulting sector for a couple of years. In the long-term, I want to apply this valuable knowledge for starting my own business. I am very eager to be responsible for my own work ensuring to keep my level of motivation high and achieving the best possible result.

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

You might think about how this scholarship would enrich your experience at the University of Warwick. Besides that, you should provide persuasive reasons why exactly you are the right person to receive this scholarship.

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

I am really glad to be at Warwick, as every new day of studying in this community feels like the right step towards achieving my future goals in an international environment.

Niklas' course:

BSc Management at Warwick is consistently ranked one of the best in its class, equipping students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate effectively in a range of roles in international brands, multinational companies, global financial markets and new business ventures.

As well as enhancing your career potential, the course will enable you to develop as a critically reflective thinker, able to analyse and interpret business-related problems and to devise creative and enterprising solutions that straddle multi-disciplinary boundaries. You’ll benefit from studying with students from a range of different countries, in a mutually-supportive, collaborative learning environment.

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