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Joey Chuah

From: Malaysia
Studying: BSc International Business and Finance
I speak
English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, and Hokkien
BSc International Business and Finance

 Hi! My name is Joey from Malaysia! 

I am currently in my final year studying International Business and Finance BSc. Before applying to University of Leeds, I visited Leeds and immediately fell in love with this beautiful city. Besides having scenic gardens and green parks to walk around, Leeds is known as the ‘gateway to Yorkshire’, perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of this diverse county. Within an hour’s drive you can find yourself admiring the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales, wandering among the heather on Ilkley Moor or exploring the historical streets of the city of York. 

I really had a great time joining events hosted by LUU and this is definitely a great way to meet new people and create some amazing memories. 

I am glad that I made University of Leeds my first choice as the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is considered one of the best of its kind globally, and is one of a small number of business schools worldwide who hold triple accreditation by AACSB,  AMBA and EQUIS. It is these types of accolades which cements LUBS as one of the best schools in the UK and the world. Besides the aforementioned benefits, the University offers numerous other student services and facilities. There are four libraries on campus with thousands of library resources, dedicated collections for specific subjects, manuscripts, rare books, and expert library staff. The University also has a Careers Centre team that offers help in building a strong CV, preparing you for interviews, offering advice on job applications, and more. 

Not only that, the Leeds University Union (LUU) is huge and impressive. Leeds University Union runs more than  300 clubs and societies, from horse riding to skiing and so on. Not to mention, Leeds University Union is the only one in the UK to have won two gold standards in the Student Union. I really had a great time joining events hosted by LUU and this is definitely a great way to meet new people and create some amazing memories. 

"There are just so many things to do in Leeds and I absolutely love this city!" 

One of events that I really enjoyed, and you will not get to experience it anywhere else is the  Otley Run. The Otley Run is a Leeds tradition which has become something or a rite of passage for undergraduates in Leeds. It is basically a two-and-a-half-mile pub crawl that starts at Woodies Ale House in Headingley and ends in the city centre at The Dry Dock. 

Apart from that, an event that one really shouldn’t miss is Leeds Light Night. Leeds Light Night is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival which sees the streets of the city transformed into an illuminated playground. Light Night is an annual cultural event which first happened in the city of Leeds in October 2005, as part of the launch of the region-wide Illuminate Cultural Festival. Based on the European model of ‘Nuit Blanche’ (a French term for ‘an annual all-night or night-time arts festival of a city’), the idea of Light Night is to open cultural and other venues across the city late into the night and play host to unusual cultural events. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on UniBuddy or via email!

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