Chen - UWE Bristol student from China

Chen - China

Studied: BA (Hons) Business Administration, MSc Economics

Coming to UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol was recommended to Chen by a friend who lived in nearby Bath. He decided to attend an Open Day to experience life as a student at UWE Bristol. This confirmed to him that it was the place for him to study.

“I chose UWE Bristol for its great reputation, competitive tuition fees for international students and location in Bristol, which is a nice city.”

Thanks to UWE Bristol, Chen gained valuable work experience which has enabled him to continue onto a successful career in the UK.

Real life work experience

During his undergraduate studies, Chen was lucky enough to secure a one year work placement with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Bristol, for which he thanks UWE Bristol’s careers services and placements team. For Chen, this was the ideal opportunity for him to put the theory he’d learnt into practice and gain some valuable work experience.

“The support I got from UWE Bristol’s work placement office was very good. UWE Bristol helped me to gain qualifications and work experience which led to a great start to my career.”

After finishing his placement, Chen kept in close contact with RBS throughout his postgraduate studies. This close relationship resulted in Chen securing a job with RBS when he graduated.

Future plans

Chen is hoping to work in the UK before going back to China to continue his career. His UK qualification and the work experience he gained will enable Chen to further his career in China's competitive market.

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