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    This thread for any new undergrad or postgrad students who are joining QMUL. I did Msc Finance and Econometrics at QMUL this year, and am just finishing writing my dissertation.

    Ask me anything!! Food related, area related, hidden lifts, lecture notes related....etc etc


    I will be of most help obviously to people joining the Economics and Finance School at QMUL, but I'll try my best!!
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    (Original post by godd)
    This thread for any new undergrad or postgrad students who are joining QMUL. I did Msc Finance and Econometrics at QMUL this year, and am just finishing writing my dissertation.

    Ask me anything!! Food related, area related, hidden lifts, lecture notes related....etc etc


    I will be of most help obviously to people joining the Economics and Finance School at QMUL, but I'll try my best!!
    Hey, I wanted to ask whether switching courses is easy. For example, I will be starting Bsc Physics but would like to extend it to a Msci? Also as I live in London I was rejected any place of residence and so I am looking for a good student-housing private hall. Any tips would be great, thanks!
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    (Original post by Gmanscoop)
    Hey, I wanted to ask whether switching courses is easy. For example, I will be starting Bsc Physics but would like to extend it to a Msci? Also as I live in London I was rejected any place of residence and so I am looking for a good student-housing private hall. Any tips would be great, thanks!
    Switching courses internally is easy at the start of the year. Switching modules is also easy at the beginning. They don't like it when you decide to switch a couple of months in and most likely won't let you.

    The Bsc to Msci can be easily done I'm sure. Plus you could do a masters in something else, whatever you are interested in.

    I mean if you live in London, you can train it to Mile End I guess. If you are really far West London, then yeah it might be a bit of a train ride. I'm sure there is a lot of private housing in the area, maybe asking the housing people at queen mary if they have any recommendations?
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    Hi!
    I am wondering if a postgrad degree really gives you more and better job opportunities? If you don't mind me asking have you already looked for a job, and if so, how is it? Did you struggle to find one? I am starting a Msc this September in a business related subject in London and I am bit worried about future prospects once I graduate. I come from a country where students are pushed to get a master's degree or employers won't event take in consideration their CV, but here in UK seems a bit different since most of students get into the job worlds after their bachelors. So, a master's degree is sth employers take in consideration here in uk?

    Thanks!
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    When does a postgraduate find out if the accommodation application was successful?
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    (Original post by Aerngine)
    When does a postgraduate find out if the accommodation application was successful?
    No idea, I did a 1hr 30 min commute to university for most of the week.

    I heard they give priority to internationals, then its for people outside the Greater London area. If you are not one of those, then it's pretty unlikely you'll get accommodation.

    My course in particular ( Msc Finance and Econometrics) was 80% internationals. The british were a minority. It was mostly chinese and italian nationals.
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    (Original post by godd)
    No idea, I did a 1hr 30 min commute to university for most of the week.

    I heard they give priority to internationals, then its for people outside the Greater London area. If you are not one of those, then it's pretty unlikely you'll get accommodation.

    My course in particular ( Msc Finance and Econometrics) was 80% internationals. The british were a minority. It was mostly chinese and italian nationals.
    Ah, it was like that with Engineering at UoN. I'm outside the greater london area but I haven't offcially been accepted yetor had my welcome pack or whatever come through. Housing services haven't said whether I'm on the waiting list or not either - should I call them or is this normal?

    Reminds me of the awful SU treasury at notts taking forever. Thanks
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    (Original post by Elvis30)
    Hi!
    I am wondering if a postgrad degree really gives you more and better job opportunities? If you don't mind me asking have you already looked for a job, and if so, how is it? Did you struggle to find one? I am starting a Msc this September in a business related subject in London and I am bit worried about future prospects once I graduate. I come from a country where students are pushed to get a master's degree or employers won't event take in consideration their CV, but here in UK seems a bit different since most of students get into the job worlds after their bachelors. So, a master's degree is sth employers take in consideration here in uk?

    Thanks!

    Post grad degrees obviously look better than just having an undergrad. The main reason I did one was to branch in finance, which my undergrad didn't really cover. It can let you branch into other areas, if your first degree is too specialised.
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    Hi,

    I'd like to know about the food on and around campus. I've heard it's a very multicultural area and I was wondering what kind of food you can get and how much you pay for a meal/sandwich.
    Any good deals, recommendations for cheap food?

    Thanks!


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    (Original post by lomeu)
    Hi,

    I'd like to know about the food on and around campus. I've heard it's a very multicultural area and I was wondering what kind of food you can get and how much you pay for a meal/sandwich.
    Any good deals, recommendations for cheap food?

    Thanks!


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    Hi,

    Food- where do I start!! There is tons of food around the area. From Pizzas, to Kebabs to Sandwiches to Nandoes!!

    A lot of the food is mainly kebab shops, fried chicken shops and indian/bangaldeshi restaurants. If you are looking for dine in places, you will have to do the short 15 min walk to Whitechapel (where the Barts campus is)

    If you want cheap, there is this place called The Golden Fryer near Mile End Station. You can get a meal that will easily feed 2 people for £4.50. Though, don't ask what it is in food, haha.

    The nearest place to eat is obviously on campus. There is a cafe thing called The Curve. The food is ok, but it is a bit overpriced. You can get much better food if you go outside. Then there is village shop by the residential halls which sells snacks and sandwiches, again a bit pricey compared to rest of the area.

    Outside the Mile End Campus is a Sainsburys, if thats useful for you. Its a small one, but it does all drinks/sandwiches/crisps etc

    If you want chains, there are a few as well. There is a Nandoes, Subway and Roosters Piri Piri.

    The best food is in Whitechapel in all honestly, a 15 min walk. There is this place called Tayyabs, which does amazing Lamb chops. You should check it out. A lot of turkish grills/ pakistani grills in the area, which do to die for meat.
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    (Original post by godd)
    Hi,

    Food- where do I start!! There is tons of food around the area. From Pizzas, to Kebabs to Sandwiches to Nandoes!!

    A lot of the food is mainly kebab shops, fried chicken shops and indian/bangaldeshi restaurants. If you are looking for dine in places, you will have to do the short 15 min walk to Whitechapel (where the Barts campus is)

    If you want cheap, there is this place called The Golden Fryer near Mile End Station. You can get a meal that will easily feed 2 people for £4.50. Though, don't ask what it is in food, haha.

    The nearest place to eat is obviously on campus. There is a cafe thing called The Curve. The food is ok, but it is a bit overpriced. You can get much better food if you go outside. Then there is village shop by the residential halls which sells snacks and sandwiches, again a bit pricey compared to rest of the area.

    Outside the Mile End Campus is a Sainsburys, if thats useful for you. Its a small one, but it does all drinks/sandwiches/crisps etc

    If you want chains, there are a few as well. There is a Nandoes, Subway and Roosters Piri Piri.

    The best food is in Whitechapel in all honestly, a 15 min walk. There is this place called Tayyabs, which does amazing Lamb chops. You should check it out. A lot of turkish grills/ pakistani grills in the area, which do to die for meat.
    Great! I'll definetly go to Whitechapel, then.
    Thanks!


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    I got into QMUL via clearing to study Business Management. Is it a possibility to switch to Law after a month/few weeks? or is that quite a stretch
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    (Original post by jsccsx1)
    I got into QMUL via clearing to study Business Management. Is it a possibility to switch to Law after a month/few weeks? or is that quite a stretch
    Law and Business Management are in totally different schools at QMUL.

    Law LLB is in the School of Law
    Bsc Business Management is in the School of Business and Management

    Law at QMUL is probably the MOST competitive course to get into. Usual requirements are AAA at least. I think because you are switching across different schools, it will be extremely hard to get into Law via this way.


    If we were talking about switching a course within a school or switching modules, that would easily be possible. But switching from the school of business and management to the school of law is a tricky one.

    Though it doesn't hurt to ask. Email the undergraduate admissions manager at the school of law and see what they say. I don't know if UCAS need to be involved in this. At the post grad level it is all, you make calls and emails, you get answers. At undergrad its a bit more regulated via UCAS.

    Your best bet is to reapply for Law for 2015 entry/ redo A Levels if needs be, if they say no.
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    Hey! I'm an international student and I got accepted to QM doing business management undergraduate but I'm thinking about switching to economics,finance and management. What do you think? is it possible? I just think that economics,finance and management would provide me wide range of knowledge and I would have better job opportunities probably. Is this course very difficult? I heard that math is there quite difficult :/ thats why i am not sure.

    Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by callmeniki)
    Hey! I'm an international student and I got accepted to QM doing business management undergraduate but I'm thinking about switching to economics,finance and management. What do you think? is it possible? I just think that economics,finance and management would provide me wide range of knowledge and I would have better job opportunities probably. Is this course very difficult? I heard that math is there quite difficult :/ thats why i am not sure.

    Thank you so much!
    Hi,

    Bsc Business Management is in the School of Business and Management
    Bsc Economics, Finance and Management is in the School of Economics and Finance

    The second course you want to do sounds great, but again we have this issue of the course being in a different department. Now switching in one school is relatively easy, but switching across schools can be difficult. This is because you are dealing with a whole new set of admisions tutors, staff who don't really know each other etc.

    My best bet is for you to phone up the undergrad admissions manager in the economics and finance school and see what she says. Again I don't know if UCAS need to be informed, as this is an undergraduate issue.

    The Bsc Economics, Finance and Management looks much better than the course you initially applied for, at least for me personally. But again this depends on what YOU want to do. The Bsc Economics, Finance and Management is going to have a substantially much higher level of maths than the Bsc Business Management course. This will mostly be in the Econometrics modules if you do them. The Finance modules have BASIC maths and the Economics modules have BASIC maths. Though its useful to have A Level Maths.

    I don't think either course is too difficult, but if you struggle with Maths, I would advise you to NOT do the econometrics modules if you have an option in your 2nd/3rd year. Just avoid the too mathy modules if you have the option, like econometrics,time series analysis, financial econometrics etc etc
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    Thank you very much! I rang them up and they said they're full :/ so It seems that I'll study business management ..hopefully I will like it and for master degree i will chose definitely something else How do you personally like QM?
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    (Original post by callmeniki)
    Thank you very much! I rang them up and they said they're full :/ so It seems that I'll study business management ..hopefully I will like it and for master degree i will chose definitely something else How do you personally like QM?
    QM aint that bad. The campus is decent and there is a lot of good food around the area. The people I met are incredible, but a lot of them are internationals so I'll probably never see them again.

    The only issue I have with degrees like Business Management is that you get told off at your masters application because it wasn't "quantitative" enough. So you should be able to tranisiton onto a Msc Finance, but possibly not Msc Finance and Econometrics or Msc Economics because both these courses have very advanced levels of Maths.

    But try to do as many "Quantitative" modules as you can, if you want to move into a more quantitative field.
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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of applying for the MSc in Finance at QM for this year. How would you rate the facilities of the Business School? - for example on the website it speaks of trading/statistical software available. How were the modules and lectures? Would you deem the masters useful in improving your employability? Lastly, I have offers from Exeter and Birmingham for similar courses but are less expensive than QM - do you think it's worth spending the extra to study in London?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by tom_fantastic)
    Hi,

    I'm thinking of applying for the MSc in Finance at QM for this year. How would you rate the facilities of the Business School? - for example on the website it speaks of trading/statistical software available. How were the modules and lectures? Would you deem the masters useful in improving your employability? Lastly, I have offers from Exeter and Birmingham for similar courses but are less expensive than QM - do you think it's worth spending the extra to study in London?

    Thanks!
    Facilities are good. There are computers which are linked to the Bloomberg Trading Platform, though I never really used it. They have tons of statistical software. We mostly use Eviews though, you'll most likely use that for your Econometrics for Finance module in the Msc Finance.

    Lectures weren't bad. A few bad teachers, but overall pretty good. I did a lot of Econometrics modules, which were bloody hard. So be very careful in the degree you pick. Msc Finance is a relatively easy degree at QMUL, if you pick the right modules. Hardest degree is the Msc Economics and second hardest is the Msc Finance and Econometrics. Both have a lot of maths and stats.

    It improves your employability because the Msc Finance is a decent course at a pretty well established university. Though doing something like Msc Mathematical Finance or Msc Finance and Econometrics would look a tad bit better on the CV because they are much more difficult.

    QMUL > Exeter and Birmingham

    You are paying for the University of London name in a way. I mean don't get me wrong, it's no LSE, but it's still a bloody damn good uni.
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    Hi

    I would ask about MSc Finance (Pathway CFA) and MSc Finance, do you know what is the difference between them?

    Other question: Do exams taken after the course is finished or exams for all modules should be taken after the second semester ?

    Thank you..
 
 
 
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