School of Business and Economics


Baoling Feng

Baoling Feng

MSc Banking and Finance

What is your name, degree and country of origin?

My name is Baoling Feng and I’m doing a MSc in Banking and Finance and I’m from China.

Why did you choose your programme?

I chose to do my postgraduate degree at Loughborough University because my course provides training for careers in the financial services sectors, especially in central banking.

How does Loughborough compare with your previous institution?

Compared to my previous institution Loughborough University is very ideal in that they have better lectures and they have a very amazing supportive careers centre, also I think that Loughborough is a very lovely and ideal environment to study.

What has been the highlight of the programme so far?

I think that the highlight of my programme is definitely the module I did last semester, which was called Introduction to Measure Theory and Nightingales. It is very mathematical, it is a pure mathematical module and I liked it a lot, it was very inspiring and I have never studied anything like this before.

How do you think you’ve developed your employability at Loughborough?

I think my programme has provided me with very practical modules, skills and techniques for my future career. I know that there are previous students who graduated and went to the Central Bank of China, and that is also what I want to do in the future.

What would you say to someone considering studying your programme?

I’d tell them that Loughborough will always be a very good choice for students who want to do a postgraduate no matter what are studying, because it has a very supportive environment. Secondly, Banking and Finance is a very flexible programme, it provides practical and also theoretical modules. Lastly, although Banking and Finance is very similar to Economics and Finance, we also have mathematical modules.

How easy was it to settle in as an international student at Loughborough?

As an international student I found myself easily settling into Loughborough because Loughborough is a very lovely town – everyone is very kind here. Also Loughborough University has a big proportion of international students so we were all in the same situation and we get along very well.

We also have various supports for international students here. When we got to the London airport the University sent some staff to pick us up to take us to my hall – Forest Court. There was some professional staff to help us, to guide us how to settle down here. The Student Union helped by setting up some parties, for example International Evening every Saturday for us to get to know each other, to have fun so I know lots of International Students since I got here.

What do you enjoy most about being a LU student?

As an international student at Loughborough University I think I have a big opportunity to get to know different people from other countries and get to know other cultures, I get to the chance to practice my oral English and also I can see a career for me to start in the United Kingdom.