Dhanuka
Warnakulasuriya

Dhanuka chose Regent’s primarily because of its location – he found London a very cosmopolitan city and the diverse community of the University was a great draw.

Nationality: UK
Programme: BA Global Management with pathway in Financial Management

I was attracted to the degree pathway I chose, because it offered a very broad range of topics which fits perfectly with my personal ambitions. This degree not only lets me study one of my interests which is finance, but also business management at the same time. Studying at Regent’s gives me excellent opportunities – not just to learn here in the biggest financial centre in the world – but also to make fantastic connections in the areas I study.

I started with the Foundation year, and I have most certainly have gained a solid base on which to build, not just academically but also in the practical aspects of business. I’ve found bringing the creative aspect to business quite challenging, but I think the lectures and seminars have a practical approach, which is interesting because it gives us a flavour of the real world.  

The best part of being at Regent’s is the friendships you make. I have friends from all over the world and not everyone is studying business. Because our community is smaller compared to other universities, it makes us like a big family, and everyone knows everyone. I think being part of the Student Union has given me an advantage in making these connections because as a student representative and Undergraduate Council secretary I get to meet a lot of students and staff. Getting to know different cultures is really fascinating and it makes you more culturally aware too.

I’ve found a good balance between my studies and my social life. There are lots of good restaurants and bars which are just a stone’s throw away from campus so if you want to catch up with a friend you have loads of options from coffee to lunch dates and night clubs. We have access to West End shows, rock concerts and loads more things to do. Students in London also get plenty of discounts, especially the student Oyster card which give us 30% off our travel costs.