Studying at Aston provides the knowledge to applying a certain methodology and systematic approach instead of going by intuition. I am sure that all the skills acquired here give me an advantage over other managers in Russia.
The education system is different here. My study experience at Aston is new and unique for me. I had some problem with arranging my time at first as there is less control from academics. You need to be well-organised and self-disciplined. During the lectures there is more use of technical equipment here – projectors, internet, etc.
I like the fact that groups are quite small and you can have close and friendly relationship with tutors. The lecturers are very approachable. There are 5 students in my group. They are all from different countries. We mix with students from other groups when we have the same modules as well. I get exposed to quite a diversity of nationalities, which improves my people skills and broadens my knowledge about different cultures. It’s interesting to communicate with people from different countries and backgrounds.