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Student Profile: Brian Steel

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MBA

How did you find about about Warwick?

When searching on where to do my MBA I looked at The Economist and Financial Times rankings. Being number 1 in the UK gathered my attention and then I started my investigation of the programme, the university and the city.

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

Imperial College Buisness School, Cass Buisness School and Lancaster University Management School. I wanted to study overseas to get to know different cultures and learn from them. I have family backgrounds from the UK and my primary and secondary school was also British so that's why I focused on England. Warwick ended convincing me because of the price-quality (position in the rankings). By being outside of London I had the perception that life quality was also going to be better and cheaper, similar to what I'm used to in my home town. After applying simultaneously to all the universities I can't deny that after being offered an important scholarship at Warwick also helped to the decision.

How did you apply?

I applied online and on my own. Did not encounter any difficulties at all.

Did you receive any funding?

I've got an important scholarship from Warwick and I cover the rest.

How was your arrival and what were your first impressions of campus?

Yes, they were OK. First impressions were that the campus was amazing, parks everywhere, nice footpaths, some of the buildings were very big and beautiful and equipped with technological features, same as the classrooms, which helps lecturers delivering quality classes. I had everything I needed and wanted.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The campus.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

Sports, football five a side.

Have you managed to travel at all during your studies?

Yes, I frequently travel to Manchester to watch Manchester United football matches (I'm a big fan and bought a season ticket before coming), and to London mainly for studies related issues. In the winter holidays I had the opportunity to visit Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin, and I hope to have more time to travel!

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

If you want to study in the UK in a good and beautiful university surrounded by parks, then Warwick is your place; and it's just an hour by train to London!