Kirupa Manoharan Business School

"The Student Union gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places around the world, all in a similar situation to you." 

Kirupa Manoharan
MBA International Business

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What is it like being an international student?

"I've gained great exposure to a new culture, meeting new people, and taking part in new activities every day. In the beginning it was quite difficult, but as the days pass, it's really exciting to meet new people and every day is a new adventure."

What made you decide to study at Greenwich? 
"I was looking for a university in London offering International Business and opportunity to complete an internship which the University of Greenwich does. Additionally, I really liked the location as I've always dreamt to study at a university, in the centre of London."

What is it like living in Greenwich?

"Here I feel so safe, the support staff are really good. On one side, you have the Thames, while on the other side you have a park. The people at the university are so friendly. Even if they are not your close friends, whenever you need something they are approachable. It's really great living here."

What support services did you use at the University?
"I wasn't quite sure at first how a CV or cover letter should look. The Business School Employability Office (BSEO) gave me support on how these needed to be tailored for certain jobs or companies."

"The Student Union gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places around the world, all in a similar situation to you. You can get involved in various activities from sports to education groups. You can also sit down and relax in the bars and social space whenever you want."

Where do you think your motivation and determination have come from? 
"After completing my undergraduate degree, my dad was looking for people to help run his company. As my background is entirely different (engineering), I decided to gain business skills with an MBA. My motivation is to help my dad because it's our family company and I want to help in directing its future. My father is one of my main motivations in life, he's my role model."

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