SOAS University of London

Vicky Cheng

My entire time at SOAS has been a very positive experience: I get a lot of contact-time with my professors and my learning-advisers, and so it is easy to get help if I need it.

My first degree was in Economics at LSE, but when I thought about doing a postgraduate course, I opted to study Finance, as I thought it would be more directly practical. 

My entire time at SOAS has been a very positive experience: I get a lot of contact-time with my professors and my learning-advisers, and so it is easy to get help if I need it; and the small class sizes are very different from my experiences as an undergraduate.

The course has been broad, covering lots of topics, including financial law, econometrics, exchange rates, etc., and has given me a good understanding of the world.  It has taught me many practical skills, such as essay writing and being able to give a presentation to a group of people. 

When I complete my degree, I would like to start up my own company as a bespoke experience planner––matching up people with different activities.