Tianyou Hu

The University is a combination of modern and historical. The city makes me feel welcome.

 

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

I majored in computer science during my undergraduate degree. I wanted to find a postgraduate degree that combined my programming abilities and maths skills, so this mathematical finance course was really fascinating to me.

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

The University is a combination of modern and historical. The city makes me feel welcome.

What are you most enjoying about your course?

Good structure and excellent teaching.

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

I have learnt the fundamental theories behind stochastic calculus, which is a good foundation for my further studies.

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

Manchester is the second city in UK, but the cost of living is much lower than London. And the University is along Oxford Road which leads directly to the city centre and makes it easy to go shopping. Furthermore, there is a world of choice for food close to campus, which is even rare in London.

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

You will participate in a joint course run by Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics. You should have a good background in mathematics and have some coding knowledge. Do not worry about the business lectures; you can catch up even if you are a freshman in the economic world.  Try to do a good job in the projects run by the Business School, they really are worth it.

 

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