Hi! My name is Sualihu and I'm the student ambassador for the Master's programme in Service Management, Sustainable Service Management. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the programme, courses, student life, and life in Lund and Sweden via the Unibuddy Platform, where you can chat with me (see below). Please note that I cannot answer questions about the application process, scholarships, or residence permits.
Why did you choose Lund University?
"I chose Lund University for several reasons. Firstly, it offers the most comprehensive multidisciplinary programmes for international students, integrates cutting-edge research practices, and offers the most detailed course content. The labour market is always yearning for graduates of Lund. Additionally, the university’s environment, fairness, and equality attracted me. I chose Lund University because of its interest in promoting practical knowledge acquisition, research development, and essential career skills."
What are your first impressions of your programme? Does it meet your expectations?
"I have the impression that the programme will offer me a unique opportunity to seek management expertise at an advanced level with a strong emphasis on research. I believe that the programme offers hands-on practical experience in the field of service management and combines in-depth knowledge of the service sectors with an understanding of the specific organisational and management needs of service activities."
What have been the highlights of your first months in Lund?
"It is very welcoming here and I have received support from ambassadors and student mentors during my first month. I could speak with colleagues and students I met on my way to orientations and other student activities. I have had a unique experience living abroad during my first month at Lund University."
What do you think of the teaching style in Sweden?
"The teaching methods used here differ from my home country. Teachers allow students to conduct research to develop an intellectual understanding of the content and approach the subject matter practically. They leave you to leverage your skills to solve real-world problems. The teaching and learning style will challenge you. Also, you will often be asked to present references that demonstrate the outcome of what you have learned so far."
How international is your programme?
"It is truly an international classroom setting, made up of individuals from around the world. There are nine different nationalities represented in my programme and, because of this, we share a variety of unique ideas during workshops and seminars. The university also organises interactive student fairs that help us connect with other students and industries for employment opportunities. The programme is fully international with a focus on innovation and sustainability to achieve global goals."
What are you most looking forward to in your programme?
"Through my programme, I hope to gain practical knowledge and experience in the field of global sustainable development, while developing key management skills to advocate for sustainable service management in all service sectors of the economy. I look forward to completing the programme and pursuing a PhD in correcting sustainability issues within Service Management so that I can give back to Sweden, and my country at large. I also want to make a career working with sustainability issues within service organisations."
Stay tuned! A more comprehensive testimonial from this student will be published once they have completed their first semester at Lund and have more insights to share about their programme.
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