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Student Profile: Richard Tekel


MSc Service Management and Design

Study Dates:

2018 - 2019

How did you find out about Warwick?

On the internet.

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What are the main reasons you chose Warwick?

I considered other institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. The main reason I chose Warwick was due to the course, it is specific to the topic I wanted to study, service design in industry, and isn't a course offered by many other UK institutions. I also did not want to study in London.

Did anyone help you with your application?

Yes, a Slovak guy studying at Warwick, I was not accustomed to writing a motivation letter and they offered helpful advice.

What were your first impressions of Warwick?

A good choice for my MSc studies.

What are the best things about the university?

The openness of the teachers, to the students - at least at WMG. The whole teaching and community experience was great! Many things to get involved in, decent food on-campus for a fair price, culture and sport without a need to travel anywhere else.

What are your impressions of your accommodation? Is this on campus/off campus?

I did have a negative experience with an aspect of my accommodation, involving an appeal process, which I did find a dis-functional process and thus disheartening. However, the shared flats are great for building relationships, and common issues can bring a bigger and more important wins - close friendships. Also, the university accommodation staff was really prompt and helpful in resolving technical issues, thus I find this aspect of accommodation very good.

Are you a member of any societies?

Yes, Volleyball - 1st team BUCS competitor. I was also a postgraduate executive in postgraduate committee for the SU.

What did you hope to do when you graduated?

Service development - and I am doing it in my current employment.

What one thing makes you the happiest about Warwick?

Friends and community.

What advice would you give to anyone considering studying at Warwick?

Try to use your time effectively. Do not focus just on studies, but people and exploring new things as well.