Faye here, the Social Media Officer for the Westminster Business School. I wrote a blog earlier this month on how I was lucky enough to have been sent off to Brussels with the International Business and Management MA/MSc course. While I was out there, I got the chance to talk with some of the students studying on the program. One of the first student’s I got to speak with was Will Kupfer. See what Will had to say about his time in Brussels and how he’s enjoying life on the International Business and Management MA course so far!
Hi, my name is William Kupfer and i’m a Londoner born and bred! I study International Business and Management MA at the Westminster Business School. I am 27 years old as of yesterday (happy birthday to me!) Previously I was a teacher in Thailand for 3 years and i’m also a YouTuber. My channel is ‘Kuppytravel’ and it’s where I upload videos of all of my travels, so make sure you head over and subscribe!
How are you finding the course so far?
I’m finding it really interesting; I don’t have a background knowledge in business as I came from a languages orientated degree (French and Spanish) so all of the material is very new to me, the theories especially. I’m really enjoying my time on the course as we have an incredible variety of course mates from all different backgrounds. I’m the only British person on the course out of 60 of us, which just adds a whole other element to the course which is awesome for me!
What are you expecting from this trip?
Well other than our presentations we have to deliver on Friday, which I’m hoping goes really well with my fantastic group, i’m expecting to create new bonds with my course mates. I’m hoping that there will be more integration between nationalities on our course after this trip and that i’ll be able to make some new connections.
How was the chocolate factory tour?
Oh it was brilliant, I absolutely loved it! I’m a huge chocolate fan, particularly Belgian chocolate. I thought the chocolatier who conducted the tour was excellent as he had a solid knowledge of the industry and was thoroughly entertaining at the same time. I really felt like a learnt a lot in a short space of time plus, creating our own chocolate at the end was a really fun experience. I would highly recommend that if you visit Brussels, then do it! (Find out more about Concept Chocolate).
What has been your highlight so far on the course?
So far, we’ve been studying on this course for a month, so for me I would say that this trip is definitely a highlight for me. Mainly, i’m looking forward to seeing the impact on the group after the trip, in terms of bonding with each other. Already, i’ve seen a lot of new relationships forming and social barriers being broken down on this trip, so if all goes well we should have a really great year together.
What part of the trip are you most looking forward to now?
Well as a Brit and with recent developments, I think the trip to the EU commission will be interesting… I’m also really looking forward to the visit at the Stella Artois factory, as i’m a big beer fan, and particularly Stella which is my favourite brand.
What would you say to anyone thinking about studying at Westminster Business School?
The location is fantastic! You’re right in the middle of central London, in the very historical area of Baker Street and home to the globally recognised fictional character, Sherlock Holmes. As a Business School, it has an amazing reputation and for me the main factor is the school’s diversity. You’re able to make friendships and contacts with people from all over the world, which as an International Business and Management student, is one of the most important aspects.
Thank you so much to Will for taking the time out to answer these questions. Make sure to head over and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Find out more about the International Business and Management MA/MSc course.