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I am very grateful to the Erasmus Mundus scholarship that made the entire (study abroad) process seamless.
Why did you choose to study at City University London?
Financial Journalism as a niche area of study and City's reputation in the field.
What has been your favourite module and why?
No specific one, the modules and choices offered were all equally interesting.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
Access to journalism events and panels with luminary figures in the field organised by the department.
What did you gain from completing a year abroad? Why did you go and how did you find the process of arranging it?
Enriching cultural and professional insights. I am very grateful to the Erasmus Mundus scholarship that made the entire process seamless, allowing me to focus on my education.
What has been your biggest challenge whilst studying at City?
My course has seen some administrative changes from last year but other than an initial hiccup, there haven't been any significant challenges for me really.
If you could give one piece of advice to a prospective City journalism student, what would it be?
You can make the most of the opportunities offered at City, especially in terms of networking. City's unique specialisation, especially in financial journalism, makes it a one-stop shop for employees from Bloomberg, the BBC to the Google lab fellowships.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I intend to get in to the editorial part of financial intelligence, analysis and market insights.