Olivia Zhou - BSc Finance

Why did you choose to study at Swansea University? 

- I know Swansea University because of our uni first-year HBUT-Swansea programme. Also, Swansea and Wuhan became sister cities in 2019

-I was lucky to be chosen part of this programme and I passed all the exams (including all the language tests)

-I want to start a journey that I could have a time to live and study alone. I want to gain some skills not matter in studying or living.

-The two campuses are close to the beach. I love sea views and especially the sunset!


Can you tell us about your course and what do you enjoy the most? 

 -I am studying Bsc finance. I used to study finance in my home country so it helped me a lot about the foundation and background of the knowledge and equipped me with a lot of useful financial items.

-My favourite module is financial accounting which is my optional module. I got a chance to provide the analysis based on the annual financial statement for BBC. I also achieved 47 out of 50 in the mid-term test which making the 3 financial statements in 1 hour. It helped my attention to details skills a lot as well as helped my critical thinking skills analytical skills.

-As I am a placement year student this year, I really enjoyed my work which is also part of my uni course assessment. Swansea uni gave me a lot of help even during the hardest time-pandemic. They provided the amazon voucher as well as some interesting workshops to look after our mental health.


What are your three favourite things about Swansea?



-Nice & friendly people

Would you recommend Swansea University to other international students?

Yes! It is an amazing and lifechanging adventure! Can’t wait to meet you in campus guys!

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