China - Jun

Jun - China 2Jun travelled from China to the UK to study Financial Economics MSc at Leicester.

How did you discover the University of Leicester?

I heard about the University of Leicester from my friends studying there. They told me that the environment and studying atmosphere was good and this attracted me. More importantly, the MSc Financial Economics programme at Leicester is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute (CFA). I think this is a sign of high teaching quality. So I chose to study at the University of Leicester.

How easy was the application process?

My application went smoothly. I just followed the application instructions and was then awarded an offer. In addition, the Admissions Office replied my emails quickly so I always knew how my application was going.

Did you find it easy to adjust to living in Leicester?

My first week at Leicester was fantastic. I was impressed by the induction week because there were various societies recruiting new members.  And the welcome party was great. I found it easy to adjust my new life in Leicester because people there are friendly and are willing to help.

Joining a society is a good way to meet other international students. I joined the Economic Society and I met some students from Azerbaijan and South Africa and we became friends later. Going to parties or taking part in voluntary activities can enable you to meet international students as well. 

What are the best things about living and studying at Leicester?

As a sports fan, it’s wonderful to live in Leicester because I can watch rugby and football games. It was a great experience to watch a Leicester Tiger’s game because the fans were so enthusiastic and I can’t forget the passionate applauses and yells. I also had chances to watch the Premier League.

In terms of study, the University of Leicester has an excellent library that opens 24 hours a day. I can spend as much time as I want there. Also, as a student of economics, I was impressed that the library has several Bloomberg terminals, which helped me a lot when I’m doing coursework. What’s more, some world leading scholars in economics are teaching in the Business School. It’s worthwhile to ask them questions.

In my spare time, I like cycling around Leicester. I used to ride to Forrest Park from the city centre and I really loved the scenery along the road. Also, I do like some of the spots in Leicester, such as the Bradgate Park, where you can see historical monuments and lovely animals. I also participated in some local festivals and events in Leicester, such as Bonfire Night and the light festival, all of which left me with unforgettable memories. To sum up, I think Leicester is a charming city that is worth exploring.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about studying at Leicester?

The courses are tough at the University of Leicester. Anyone who wants to study at Leicester should work hard if they want to get a good degree. Reading the materials in advance can help you understand the stuff better.

Teamwork is also important because it can help you learn more efficiently and more quickly and it will bring you many friends. Leicester is an interesting place to be discovered. Just keep the balance between study and leisure.


More information for students from China can be found on our China page.

Alternatively, explore our other international student profiles.

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