Alinur, from Kazakhstan, is studying MSc International Accounting and Finance at Strathclyde. Here, he tells us more about his time in Glasgow.
I am a family man who has a beautiful wife and three lovely sons. My hobby is travelling, so I always try to travel with my family. In my free time, I enjoy play football and watch the English Premier League.
What were your reasons for taking on this degree?
I would like to upgrade my skills and apply acquired knowledge at work.
What attracted you to study at Strathclyde?
The Business School of the University of Strathclyde is considered one of the best Business Schools in the UK in terms of learning quality, international students and services provided.
How was the application process?
The application process is easy, especially for International students. Applicants Portal is comfortable, easy to understand. Staff help you at all stages, from before you apply to when you arrive.
What do you like about your course and Strathclyde?
You have a great opportunity to communicate with students from different countries. Teaching staff are very demanding and all lectures are well organised. The University is located in the city centre so it is convenient to go to different types of cafes, pubs and shops. There is a Library and a new large Sports centre close to the University.
What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed whilst studying the course?
I have begun to understand more about international accounting, the principles of finance and the role of financial analysis. I developed skills on how wisely to use time management.
What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you achieve your goals?
I would like to return to my country and use the acquired knowledge for the good of my Motherland. While studying at Strathclyde you have many friends from other countries with whom you can have a business in the future.
How have you found your time living in Glasgow?
Glasgow is lively, full of culture and the friendliest city. People are very friendly and helpful. And weather conditions in Scotland very comfortable to study. My family is very happy to be here.