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Soyoung Yim from South Korea

So Young Yim
Soyoung Yim

Course: MSc Accounting & Finance

Where from/ Nationality: South Korean

Previous University: Griffith College Dublin


What influenced you to come and study at Aston?  
I chose Aston because of its high graduate employment ranking and its good reputation, in particular the Business School’s reputation.

Employment rate for graduates is over 80% which makes me believe that studying at Aston is beneficial for my future and as I will obtain high level of knowledge.

Aston has also got a high student satisfaction rates.

Tell us about your programme of study.  Modules, exams, workload, practical experience, study hours/timetable, lecturers, etc.  
Each semester has four modules. My course is concentrated on the accounting part but there are also other subjects like Law.

Also, each module includes doing a coursework as part of the assessment.   


What do you like about studying at Aston and living in Birmingham? What I like most is that there are a lot of international students in Aston. I can interact with people from different cultures.

Aston is also located close to city centre. I can enjoy Birmingham city life easily.

Aston is highly ranked in Business studies. 

Birmingham is not very big like London. However, it has got all the facilities which are necessary to people and students. 

Aims for the future: what do you hope to do when you graduate and how do you think Aston might help you achieve them? 

After graduation I will try to get a job in the area of Accounting. My experience in that area so far has been as an ACCA Accountant. Aston is famous for its Business School and it will help me enhance my knowledge of that field.

What are the differences between studying at Aston in the UK compared with studying in your home country?

If students want more opportunities for their future development, I would recommend studying in the UK. They  can complete their degrees in top universities and in an international environment, surrounded by students from various cultures.

Also, because UK is within Europe, students can travel easily which will help them gain some new experience.

What is the student mix on your programme like and what have you learned from them?

If students want more opportunities for their future development, I would recommend studying in the UK. They can complete their degrees in top universities and in an international environment, surrounded by students from various cultures.

Also, because UK is within Europe, students can travel easily which will help them gain some new experience.

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