UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Wanling Wang

Wanling Wang is studying an MA in Comparative Business Economics at SSEES. Here, we find out how her course is going and what student life is like at UCL.

SSEES student, Wanling Wang

Why did you choose to study at UCL SSEES?

The main reason I chose to study at UCL SSEES is that firstly UCL holds an important position amongst universities around the world. Secondly, SSEES offered a programme that met the needs of my future career and the school has sufficient resources to support students.

How is your course going? Any favourite modules so far?

Each module is going very well so far. The professors for each module are very patient and give professional advice when there are questions after class.

How does postgraduate study differ from undergraduate study?

During my postgraduate studies, I have found that I need to write a very large number of essays, so I am honing my skills in this area.

How would you describe the academic staff at SSEES? What is the support like?

The staff have been very friendly and patient. Martin, who sits at reception, was the first staff member I met when I arrived at SSEES. He was very friendly and introduced me to the functions of each floor of the building. I am still very grateful to him.

What are the facilities like at SSEES and the UCL campus generally?

Both the SSEES and the school's facilities are modern as well as historic. For example, the entrance to SSEES is very creative and iconic. Inside, the facilities, such as the entrance and the lifts, have been modernised. It is also aesthetically pleasing and functional.

What about the social life?

UCL has a great range of societies. I was regularly notified of weekly school events by email which helped me to experience campus life better.

Do you have a mentor/role model who has inspired you?

Dr Filipa, who taught 'Political economy of international business' and 'Public choice', always kept a smile on her face. Her passion for teaching is always infectious and makes me more motivated to focus on my studies.

What are your future plans/aspirations?

My future hope is to find a career that I love and stay in it. At the same time, I hope that my career will be helpful to society.

Find out more about Comparative Business Economics MA at SSEES.