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7 Questions with Kiki Woehl

16 August 2019

This week we chat to MSc Entrepreneurship student Kiki Woehl. Kiki shares with us her experience studying at the UCL School of Management in Canary Wharf, start-up work experience and tracing her ancestry back to a famous musician.

7 Questions with Kiki Woehl

What are you studying, why are you interested in this subject and what do you plan to do in the future?

I am currently doing a MSc in Entrepreneurship. Before becoming a UCL student, I had been working for an internal start-up; the experience was so inspiring that I decided to pursue entrepreneurship and running my own business, which I hope to continue after graduating. Even if things don’t work out, I’d definitely still want to stay in the start-up environment.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve done, seen or got involved with while at UCL?

Without doubt, the people at UCL. I have met so many amazing, interesting and smart people here in such a short space of time. They’ve taught me a lot and shared with me many inspiring stories!

Have you discovered any hidden gems during your time at UCL?

My favourite hidden gem is our campus at Canary Wharf. It’s not a hidden gem to us, but many people don’t know that the School of Management is located there so it’s somewhat of an insider’s spot. The view and the campus are so amazing and it feels like I spend half of my life there.

Give us your top three things to do/see/go to in London:

  1. I definitely recommend taking a walk up the hill in Greenwich Park and enjoying the amazing view from the top. After that, travel to Westminster via boat – when it gets dark you’ll get to witness the most beautiful scenery!
  2. Spend time exploring Victoria Park, before heading to Regent's Canal for a calmer but equally beautiful space to relax.
  3. The Nomadic Community Garden in Shoreditch is an amazing London hidden gem, and perfect for chilling out. Visit for a refreshing beer and good vibes. 

If you were Provost for the day what one thing would you do?

I would visit the PitchDays event organised by the School of Management and take a look at what ideas students are working on! I think it’s amazing to discover just how brilliant people at UCL are. 

Who inspires you and why?

Joy Mangano, an inspiring female entrepreneur. I admire her for her hard work and how she managed life. She came literally from nothing and built up her own little empire. Today she is an investor supporting entrepreneurs with a similar background story to her own. To me, she is an amazing example of how anything is possible and her journey empowers me to believe that I can do the same.

What would it surprise people to know about you?

I have a super famous ancestor – Max Zenger! Max was a musician from Munich back in the 19th century. He was working together with Goethe and Schiller composing some musical works for them. Unfortunately, I haven’t inherited a lot of his skills…