UCL Department of Economics


Tim Willems

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford

After having completed an undergraduate degree in my home country (The Netherlands), I was very keen to continue my studies in Economics at UCL – attracted by both its academic reputation as well as by its amazing location in London’s Bloomsbury area.

Looking back upon this decision, it is probably one of the best choices that I have ever made. As of Day 1, I felt very much at ease due to the friendly and helpful UCL staff, while my class provided me with another comfortable (yet stimulating) environment.

I found the programme to be of very high quality. It offered a wide variety of courses, often taught by world-leading researchers in the field who were very approachable for us students. Being surrounded by many talented class-mates made the experience even better.

Five years later, as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, I still benefit from the skills and contacts that I acquired during my time at UCL and I expect to be doing so in the future as well.