Man Sheung Wong

Studying at Manchester has helped me to develop excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which will be beneficial when it comes to working with others in the future.

 

How did you decide on your degree choice? What appealed about Manchester?

I always wanted to a master’s degree, but I chose an MSc in Actuarial Science and Mathematics because it is a professional subject and it is very challenging. Also, I believed the University of Manchester would be a suitable place to strengthen my academic skills and prepare me for employment in the future.

What were your first impressions of the University and the city?

The first place I went to when I arrived at the University was the Alan Turing Building. I liked the shape of the building; it is very modern compared to others.

What are you most enjoying about your course?

I enjoy having just three students on my course; it brings us closer to each other. Out of all modules, I enjoy being in the general insurance lectures as there are only four students (including me) in the class. The lecturer always makes sure that we understand everything. I also enjoying having lectures with students from other courses, everyone I meet is nice and we help each other when needed.

What skills and attributes do you think you have gained from your course and co-curricular activities so far?

My studies so far have helped me to improve my ability to work with other people by highlighting the importance of teamwork. I also believe that this course enables me to develop a disciplined mind and to think rationally through issues in all areas of life.

How do you think you are benefitting from studying at Manchester?

Studying at Manchester has helped me to develop excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which will prove to be beneficial when it comes to working with others in the future.

What advice would you give to students considering applying for the same course that you took?

My advice would be to have fun and make as many friends as you can.

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