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    (Original post by emer.conway)
    Hi! I am currently having a bit of a dilemma! I am an A-Level student from N. Ireland and I have applied for a range International Business and Spanish courses all over the Britain and Ireland. At the moment I am trying to decide between Bath and Queen's Belfast. Bath obviously offers the better course with better placements, connections etc. but Queen's is significantly more affordable (tuition fees are £3,000 vs. £9,000 in Bath). I was just wondering if you would say that going to Bath is worth the risk of moving away from home and the money (regarding the course, social life in Bath etc) ?
    Hi,

    I apologise for the delay in responding, congratulations on getting an offer! International Management with Spanish is a great course with so many opportunities. As an English student from Cheltenham it is difficult for me to answer your question properly, as I have not experienced living abroad. I would say that around 50% of this years Management Suite course, which I am a part of, are international students so evidently many others believe that studying at Bath is worth it and enjoy doing so. German speakers can attend university for free, we still have a number of German students on the course. Some of my good friends on the course are Irish, they can get home in less time than some of my course mates on mainland Britain.

    Clearly you will be investing a lot more money in a course at Bath, we have great career connections, and more specifically global connections on IMML. The starting salary that you will receive on the IMML course is leading in the UK, obviously I can not guarantee you a higher salary however you have every opportunity to be highly successful here.

    I hope that this helps!

    Hayden
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    Good afternoon all,

    The semester is slowly coming to an end, all of my lectures are now finished for the year and I have only three exams to be preparing for. Last Friday we had a ball for School of Management students, which was great fun. This was hosted in the Roman Baths, an amazing place to relax with friends after a busy semester and take some photos for Facebook!

    In other news, myself and a good friend have become Lead Peer Mentors for first year Management Suite students. The peer mentor scheme is great, and something that I have benefited from over the course of my first year at university. It is good to have people to turn to should you have any questions about university life. Coming to university is a big change for everybody, however we hope to have the support in place for everybody to have a great time and learn lots. We hope to be in touch with all of the first year students in mid-September, to allow everybody to ask any pre-arrival questions.

    With the end of the academic year rapidly approaching sadly I will be handing over my position on the Student Room to the admissions team. I wish you all the very best of luck with your exams, and hope to see you all in September!

    Hayden
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    Hi everyone,

    Despite the title (that I am unable to change), I am now a second year student at the University of Bath!! The first few weeks have been exciting, starting fresh topics. On my course we are now focusing much more heavily on international business, unlike last year where we had an overview of the different business functions.

    The search for an international placement has just started, which is both an exciting but scary time. The placement team are here to support us, and could not be doing more for us. I have decided that I would like to study for my first semester abroad at an international university. This gives me the opportunity to understand what life is like living abroad, before I move away to my placement.

    As with the last academic year, feel free to post in this thread and I will get back to replying to each of your messages individually.

    Good luck to those of you currently working very hard on your UCAS applications!

    Hayden
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    Hi all,

    Just to update you all on my second year so far, everything is going well! I am currently working on a few assignments, and a test for next Tuesday. Focus this semester is also on our year abroad that I am very excited about. I have decided that I will split my year into six months of study followed by six months of placement. This week I had a mock interview with a consultancy business, this is a great way to build your confidence before the real thing comes along.

    Please remember to send in any questions that you have, especially those of you who have now applied and considering Bath as your first choice.

    Hayden
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    Hi Hayden,

    Bath is my first choice uni - I loved it! I would be looking to study international management too. How long did it take for you to receive your offer? Are Bath usually quite late or prompt?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by emken)
    Hi Hayden,

    Bath is my first choice uni - I loved it! I would be looking to study international management too. How long did it take for you to receive your offer? Are Bath usually quite late or prompt?

    Thanks
    Hi!

    That is great to hear, you will not be disappointed in making Bath your first choice. It is a difficult question to answer, my offer was very fast however I have just asked some of the people on my course and they said that they were waiting into the next year. Generally speaking, the University of Bath has to offer equal consideration to all applicants that apply before the UCAS deadline. As International Management has been highly competitive for the first two years of entry, I would assume that it will be the same again this year. Therefore the admissions team may have to wait for this deadline to compare all applications equally.

    I hope that answers your question, try not to worry too much about getting an offer. Focus on getting the right grades!

    Good luck and let me know if there is anything else that I can help with,
    Hayden
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    Hi Hayden,

    I'm actually a current 1st year at bath but for various reasons am considering changing courses to one of the management programmes. Would I be able to private message you? I have a few questions!

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    Hey everyone ! Please could you recommend a must-read but lesser known book which would be helpful for management ? Thank you!!😊😊
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    (Original post by londonengland)
    Hi Hayden,

    I'm actually a current 1st year at bath but for various reasons am considering changing courses to one of the management programmes. Would I be able to private message you? I have a few questions!

    Thanks
    Hi,

    Of course, if you drop me a message today I will be able to respond later. I am typically only available on Thursdays!

    Hayden
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    (Original post by BECK!!)
    Hey everyone ! Please could you recommend a must-read but lesser known book which would be helpful for management ? Thank you!!😊😊
    Hi Beck, Firstly, please do not worry too much about doing lots of reading before arriving at Bath! BSc Management students come from all backgrounds, therefore our lecturers will bring everybody up to speed in the first year. If this is for your personal statement/own interest, I would suggest reading books focusing in depth on what the qualities are of managers. Something less theoretical, and more about the practical experiences and qualities of different managers in my opinion would compliment the degree nicely.

    Some of my personal favourites include: Enduring Success by Sir Steve Redgrave - What is great about this book is how it draws on the lessons in sport that could be applied to business. It is very well written, and a very inspiring book.
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey - I would probably say that this is a more commonly known book, however many people in business have read it and can relate to it.
    Biographies/autobiographies - This provides maybe a more narrow perspective on business, but there is always something to be learned. I have read Simon Cowell's and Richard Branson's books most recently, the lifestyle that they live is very encouraging for anyone looking to go into business!

    I hope that this helps, Hayden
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    Hi Beck, Firstly, please do not worry too much about doing lots of reading before arriving at Bath! BSc Management students come from all backgrounds, therefore our lecturers will bring everybody up to speed in the first year. If this is for your personal statement/own interest, I would suggest reading books focusing in depth on what the qualities are of managers. Something less theoretical, and more about the practical experiences and qualities of different managers in my opinion would compliment the degree nicely.

    Some of my personal favourites include: Enduring Success by Sir Steve Redgrave - What is great about this book is how it draws on the lessons in sport that could be applied to business. It is very well written, and a very inspiring book.
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey - I would probably say that this is a more commonly known book, however many people in business have read it and can relate to it.
    Biographies/autobiographies - This provides maybe a more narrow perspective on business, but there is always something to be learned. I have read Simon Cowell's and Richard Branson's books most recently, the lifestyle that they live is very encouraging for anyone looking to go into business!

    I hope that this helps, Hayden
    Thank you Hayden!
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    Whats the connections like with the big investment banks? I know places like Warwick have better connections but i just wanted to know from someone from bath.

    thanks
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    Whats the connections like with the big investment banks? I know places like Warwick have better connections but i just wanted to know from someone from bath.

    thanks
    Hi there,

    Sorry to butt in on another subject's thread, but whilst you're waiting for a Management reply, I'm a second year Computer Science with placement student at Bath so I thought I'd cast an opinion on the general connection between Bath and the large firms in the meantime.

    Bath has an amazing reputation for placement opportunities in general. I know on my course around 80% of students do one. I just managed to secure a placement at one of the investment banks in their Technology division starting in June, and in my assessment centre 3/7 of us were from Bath.

    In general, many talks and careers fairs are hosted by the university which gives an opportunity for companies such as the large investment banks to come in and give talks. I know on my course I had many large banking firms - Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Citi, Nomura etc. come in to deliver a talk and application advice. This was as early as first year and has continued up until now.

    I hope this has been of some use to you - I know I'm on the tech side but I can speak for Bath's great connections with these companies. If you have any more questions feel free to let me know!

    Chris
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    (Original post by jordanlewi10)
    Whats the connections like with the big investment banks? I know places like Warwick have better connections but i just wanted to know from someone from bath.

    thanks
    Hi Jordan,

    Thank you for your question! I also applied to study at the University of Warwick when I was looking at universities, so understand you position completely. I feel that the University of Bath has been made to look inferior when it comes to working with investment banks, as people would often not categorise it as a 'target university'. I went into my university search under this exact impression, and heard others saying the same thing.

    I would like to highlight however that I have spoken to recruiters from a number of investment banks including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan for example. To emphasise, many investment banks are proactive in seeking to recruit University of Bath students. Furthermore, a number of my friends have had interviews with large investment banks recently. As a result, I would take what people say about reputation carefully.

    When applying for universities also be sure to look at the support you have in getting placements. You mention Warwick having better connections, I would emphasise that on my course we have many recruiters offering placements exclusively to people on my course. Having a placement team who are proactively building these connections for us is something that few universities offer. I have a particular interest in hospitality and travel, therefore our placements officer has travelled globally with my preferences in mind. Of course, nobody is stopping you from applying to any of the online applications either.

    I hope that this helps,
    Hayden
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    Hi, I'm planning to apply to the International Management course at Baths uni, but in my personal statement I referred the course as just Management and did not specifically related the ps to the 'international' side of the course, because it seemed to me that Baths is the only uni where the modules for Management and International Management differ. Would this be disadvantageous? Thanks
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    (Original post by Depa)
    Hi, I'm planning to apply to the International Management course at Baths uni, but in my personal statement I referred the course as just Management and did not specifically related the ps to the 'international' side of the course, because it seemed to me that Baths is the only uni where the modules for Management and International Management differ. Would this be disadvantageous? Thanks
    Hi Depa,

    Good to hear that you are looking to apply for the course! I have no association with the admissions criteria, so I hope that you understand that I can only provide my personal opinion. As you can probably see by the statistics on the university website, International Management typically has more applicants per place than the other options. Therefore, I would encourage you to be as specific as possible in your application. As the other modules that you are applying to are Management, personally I do not feel that having a specific interest in the field (ie. international business) would detract from your application.

    People who study International Management typically do so for two reasons in my opinion:
    1. They want to work globally and in different cultures.
    2. They want to work for a multinational company.

    This can be very easily backed up in a personal statement, not using too many words.

    So to answer your question, I do not think that what you plan to write would be disadvantageous. For a competitive course however, the more specific interest you show the better! You will probably find that your application would tend to the direction that I mentioned anyway.

    Good luck,
    Hayden
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    (Original post by Chabbott)
    Hey,

    So I've been offered a place on the International Management and a Modern Language (Spanish) course, but I've also been offered a place on a similar course at the University of Surrey. I'm struggling to choose between them and I was wondering if you could help me. What's the course like?

    Thanks
    where did you end up going? Im hoping to do the same course at surrey!
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    So tomorrow marks the last day of lectures and coursework, and after a long semester we can go home. I have one more essay to finish, I am nearly there but keep getting distracted!

    Yesterday I received some very good news, that I will be studying in Mexico as part of my year abroad. I really can not wait, to live in Mexico has been a dream for many years and to be achieving it already is a great feeling.

    I will still be around on TSR over the Christmas break, so if you do have any questions then please continue to drop me a message.

    Hayden
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    Hello, Hayden. I have already sent my application to the following universities: Uni of Birmingham, Uni of Manchester, Uni of Bath, Uni of Liverpool and Newcastle Uni. I have carefully chosen courses that offer an industrial year placement, as I consider it really important, and I've applied for Business management and marketing (Bsc). I can say that I equally like these 5 universities, but I have to admit that I was instantly attracted to University of Birmingham, particularly because of the city. I was wondering if a small city is a disadvantage while in uni, considering part-time jobs or future career, connections, etc.? Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are bigger cities. Also, would you say that the university of Bath is recognized more, speaking of management, more than the other ones I've applied to? And do you have the opportunity to learn a new language at Bath? And what is the main difference between unis being in the south or in the north or in the middle? I can't go visit them, unfortunately, as I'm not from the UK.
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    (Original post by Elena.Catalina)
    Hello, Hayden. I have already sent my application to the following universities: Uni of Birmingham, Uni of Manchester, Uni of Bath, Uni of Liverpool and Newcastle Uni. I have carefully chosen courses that offer an industrial year placement, as I consider it really important, and I've applied for Business management and marketing (Bsc). I can say that I equally like these 5 universities, but I have to admit that I was instantly attracted to University of Birmingham, particularly because of the city. I was wondering if a small city is a disadvantage while in uni, considering part-time jobs or future career, connections, etc.? Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are bigger cities. Also, would you say that the university of Bath is recognized more, speaking of management, more than the other ones I've applied to? And do you have the opportunity to learn a new language at Bath? And what is the main difference between unis being in the south or in the north or in the middle? I can't go visit them, unfortunately, as I'm not from the UK.
    Hi Elena,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write to me. It is good to hear that you have spent a lot of time considering your course and study location. I think that being in a small city is more a matter of personal taste rather than an advantage or drawback from aspects of your degree. With the university being campus based, a lot of food outlets are ran by the university therefore there are plenty of part time jobs that pay relatively well. I also have a lot of friends who work in the city, finding one doesn't appear to have been an issue. Although Bath is a smaller city, it isn't really lacking anything in my opinion. There are so many places to eat and drink with friends, and other places to socialise. Bath is a World Heritage City that is a great tourist attraction, check out this newspaper article which outlines reasons why living in Bath is great for students.

    The University of Bath is very well recognised, both nationally and internationally. The Management degrees have their own specific placement team, who get to know you as individuals and promote further the universities reputation. This is what makes Bath great in my opinion, as not only is the university highly reputable, but our teams continue to push to make that reputation even stronger. I would like to work in the hospitality industry, and focus on this for my placement. Our placements officer has been very helpful by putting me in touch with some big hospitality businesses, who are all excited to work with a Bath student.

    We do have an opportunity to study a language at the University of Bath. You have the option of studying a three credit course, where the overall outcome does not contribute towards your degree grade, it is however recognised on your transcript. Alternatively, a six credit option could be taken as part of your course, I believe that this would be in the final year.

    There is no real difference between universities being in the north or south. Personally, I didn't let it influence my decision. I can't speak from personal experience as I have only ever lived in the south!

    I hope that this helps you out, I understand that it can be difficult not visiting the universities. Do feel free to message me if there is anything at all that I can help with, I typically work on Thursdays. Over Christmas our times will be a bit different, so I will next be on at 5th January.

    Hayden
 
 
 
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