School of Business and Management

Grigory Zakharzhevskiy

Graduation year: 2015
Programme: MSc International Financial Management






Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary, University of London?
First of all, the programme offered exactly what I was looking for and secondly, Queen Mary is a high-ranked university that provides convenient learning environment.

What did you think of the social atmosphere on and around campus?  
Queen Mary provides all the things student needs;  a well well-organized learning environment and interesting social life. East London, is a really good good location, as it has perfect infrastructure, is next to the City and and has good transport links. 

What extra-curricular activities did you participate in?
I was the Student Associate Member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, which is one of the Livery Companies in the City. I was also elected as a Student Representative of MSc International Financial Management course and a member of the Staff Student Liaison Committee, and was a member of QM Economic and QM Trading and Investment Societies. I wanted to participate mainly to gain more knowledge, experience and meet new people. I also felt that such activities look great on a CV and can help with future job applications

What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to QMUL? 
I would recommend you try and lead as active a social life as possible,  find extra-curricular activities and play an active part in them.