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Sau Chun Lam

Why did you choose to study at Newcastle Business School?

I completed my Bachelor’s degree here with 2:1 honours, I built great relationships with my old lecturers and I had a great study experience at Northumbria University. Moreover, I believe that the Business School is an
excellent learning environment and it is the best one for me.

How are you finding the overall experience of being a postgraduate student at Newcastle Business School?

At postgraduate level, you are expected to have higher level critical thinking. I found it very challenging at the beginning, yet, after taking part in group work, seminars and the ASk workshop I have improved critical analysis skills. I am much more critical than I was at the beginning of my studies. The Masters course is very demanding; therefore, it is very crucial to have good time management skill to keep a balance of your study, personal life and work. Moreover, I have gained effective research skills which will be very helpful for my
future career. Through the self-developing module and residential, I learnt much more about myself. With that knowledge, my confidence grew and now I feel I am capable enough to take on the challenge of my study and business in future.


How do you feel the course is benefiting you or will benefit you in the future?

Initially I brushed up the crucial business management knowledge through taking part in the business game. It was such a valuable opportunity to apply the theories to real world and gave us a great taste of independent management in business simulation practice. Moreover, in the financial pathway, it is helping me to develop new interest in keeping up to date with the current global financial crisis and issues. Furthermore, I have learnt some very useful and practical performance evaluation, working capital management and customer profitability analysis etc. I could apply, along with the fundamental financial management skills, to my future business.

If you had one piece of advice to give to a prospective postgraduate student thinking of studying at Newcastle Business School what would it be?

Make the most of the best teaching and environment for you to study but most importantly; you need to have determination, be hardworking and have good time management to help you get through. I believe there’s nothing impossible! I am a single mum and working 16 hours and plus English is my second language. I can do it, definitely you can do it! What’s more, don’t be shy to ask questions – the more you ask, the more you gain!

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