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Student Profile: Diego Tay



How did you find about about Warwick?

I was always interested on doing an MBA in the UK and after researching through the rankings of The Economist and Financial Times I found out is one of the top Universities in the UK. Also, some friends who are living and working in Europe, even that they did not study at Warwick, gave me amazing comments about the university and the different programs.

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

During my research I also considered Cass Business School, Said Business School, Rotman School of Management and Schulich School of Business. Also most of my research were based on One Year MBA Programs and then I decided to focus more in the UK because the high quality standards of education that is offered in the UK. After my initial contact with the recruitment department of WBS and the support of Paula, Leisha and Penny, I could gain deeper knowledge about the program and that it is aligned with my objectives and reasons why I am pursuing an MBA. In addition, during interviews and communications, I felt the questions they were asking me, any other program has asked me before and that Warwick was truly taking care about all aspects of me and how I fit properly to the program. I really valued how the team was considering many details and how the program has been improving continuously during last years.

How did you apply?

Through the website by myself and following all steps described such as essays, references, interviews and additional documents, I did not have difficulties and recruitment team were really supportive all the time.

How did you find the visa application process?

Warwick helped me with the CAS and gave advice on the whole process for Tier 4 Visa Application. I remember, the Embassy kept my passport about 4 weeks, but delivering all requested documents and following described steps, the process is not difficult.

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

I remember my first time in campus was 5 days before starting the Program. I was really impressed there are green areas everywhere, big and well/equipped buildings and different areas for all kind of non-academic activities too like sports, dancing, arts, restaurants, among others. Also, is really easy how to go to campus through public transport and all kind of signals in order to not get lost.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The campus, all kind of facilities of all you want to do and the people with different backgrounds and nationalities.

How have you found your accommodation?

I live on campus, to be precisely in Heronbank, which is less than 10 minutes walking to the place where I have classes. I wanted to stay in campus because before coming to Warwick, in Lima I was tired of traffic jam to go to the office, so the idea of living so close to the place I do almost all my activities was fantastic. Also, on my free time, I am able to use other facilities such as the gym, tennis court, football areas and swimming pool.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

Mainly I participate in the activities organized by Finance Society and Consulting Society.

Have you managed to travel at all during your studies?

Yes, I frequently travel to London, mostly for academic activities, but also, I have traveled to Birmingham, York, Manchester Dublin and Scotland. In addition, in the next months I am planning to travel to China and other countries of Europe like Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.

What makes you happiest about studying at Warwick?

The idea that I am growing professionally and personally in every aspect and also having the opportunity of learning and sharing with classmates and people from almost every country in the world, creating a great network and having invaluable experiences.

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

Research properly about the program you want to apply and how it fits with your goals, try to contact current students or alumni to get advice, experiences and opinions and finally, research the contrasts about the living experience in the UK.