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Student Profile: Rahul Rattan

Course:RR

MSc International Business

How did you find out about Warwick?

My aunt and cousin both attended Warwick for their undergraduate degrees. Therefore I was aware of Warwick before I started actively applying to universities. Also, Warwick also had high rankings within league tables I looked at, which increased my awareness of the university.

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

I attended University College London for my undergraduate degree, and came to Warwick for my master's. I wanted a change from a city university whilst still living within a modern and active campus, which Warwick is exactly. I've always known Warwick to have very modern facilities (lecture theatres, halls, union, restaurants, bars, etc.) and this was a selling point for me. Also, the campus is great as it is not completely isolated from large cities, as Coventry is a 20 minute bus ride away, Birmingham a 20 minute train, and London an hour train.

Did you contact the university before applying?

I learnt a lot about the university through family members who previously attended, even attending their graduation whilst still in school. Therefore I applied directly and only had direct contact with the university after submitting an application, to which every communication was very clear and easy to undergo.

How did you find the application process?

The application process for this master's was very straightforward, with it being directly to the university rather than through UCAS. Therefore, I was able to do this with ease.

What is the best thing about studying at Warwick?

The campus. You feel at home here at Warwick. It has everything you need and you feel safe. There are plenty of good spots to go to with friends to study or relax.

What is your accommodation like?

I stay on campus at Tocil. This accomodation is extremely central being right on campus rather than Lakeside or around the Westwood area. Due to this, I can reach my department (WBS), the gym, & Tescos all within 15 minutes. The halls themselves are pretty standard UK student accomodation and even though constructed quite a few years ago, it doesn't show. They are maintained to a high standard.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

Rather than participate solely in a few societies I prefer to attend the events of many. Looking at the events page on Facebook and searching for things happening on campus makes it easy to know what is going on, and to find something to do when you have some free time and not much university work to do.

Have you managed to travel at all during your studies?

During my time in the UK I was able to travel to Geneva, Prague, Barcelona, & Bulgaria. Being able to go to these places with friends made at university has truly been an amazing experience as I am able to be in these countries with friends i'm comfortable with and who themselves are local. Therefore attending university in the UK has allowed me to make many international connections.

What makes you happiest about being a student at Warwick?

How student orientated the university is. As a student, you feel the university does a lot to focus on the individual students rather than just academic standing and performance of the university. This is shown through the quality of the facilities at Warwick, as well as the services and activities. This is something I truly appreciate.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

Having done chemistry as my undergraduate degree and now international business, I hope to work in the operations/finance side of multinational tech companies. I think this industry is important as it has the potential to drive change throughout the whole of society and increase quality of life worldwide.

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

Like when making any decision, consider the advantages and disadvantages, look at what your course offers, decide if you like what you see/hear. If yes, go for it. I have a hard time thinking of who would not enjoy Warwick.