Maria Sakovich from Russia is studying Management with International Business at Royal Holloway, University of London
Why are you studying this course?
Actually my parents advised me that Management would be really good as you’d learn basic skills that you can use everywhere.
How did Kings help you get here?
Kings helped me a lot. First of all they were preparing us for uni by helping us with the UCAS forms, and checking our personal statements, maybe 4 or 5 times. They also arranged university fairs for us, which was really helpful in deciding which uni we wanted to go to.
On my course, we did work and assignments on the foundation course which have really helped me here at uni as we have 30% of coursework assignments. Also they helped us with presentations, which we have a lot of on my course. In all my presentations I’ve got above 85%, i think because Kings helped prepare me so much!
What’s it like now you’re at university?
I like universities in the UK, I like how they’re structured and I like how they are organised, and the style of teaching too – it’s different to my country and I enjoy being here.
What’s the social life like?
There are lots of different people from different countries. I have friends from all over the world and am learning about their culture. I really enjoy the societies here too, there are lots at Royal Holloway and I have joined some.
What are your plans for after university?
I’m planning to do event management, like organising fashion shows or parties. I hope one day you’ll see me organising some really famous fashion show!