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Meet some of our PhD students and graduates

PhD Graduates 2015

Dr Norman Peng, Lecturer in Marketing, Middlesex University

Norman PengAmong the three management schools I have studied at, Royal Holloway’s School of Management is the fastest-growing and still full of potential. The staff are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. They make the curriculum challenging enough while not overwhelming. It covers enough theoretical background but also has plenty practical implications. The academic atmosphere on campus is very pleasant. At the School of Management, the administrative staff work very hard to make our lives as easy as possible.

Royal Holloway will make your overall experience of postgraduate research worthwhile.

Dr John Ahwere-Bafo, Lecturer in Accounting, Royal Holloway, UoL

John Ahwere BafoA journey on a PhD programme is a long term relationship which will last forever, and in some respects is a bit like a roller-coaster ride. At Royal Holloway’s School of Management, the faculty members’ knowledge, support and the collegial atmosphere – plus a superb ultra-modern resource centre solely dedicated to PhD students – make the ride for a PhD smoother and worthwhile.

I am a big believer in shopping around for international programmes; I had previously applied to (and successfully completed) one of Royal Holloway’s taught masters degrees mainly on account of the University of London brand, Royal Holloway’ own research reputation, the impressive Founder's Building architecture and the rich history of Egham and its environs; and I progressed successfully to the PhD.

I can say with confidence and without regret that my investment in both the PhD and my earlier masters degree at Royal Holloway has been good value-for-money.

Kamilla Galiy, Postgraduate Research Student

Kamilla GaliyAfter having completed my MA at Royal Holloway, I decided to continue researching my area of interest at the PhD level. Royal Holloway was the only place I saw myself accomplishing my goal. Royal Holloway’s School of Management is a unique place where I can continue developing existing skills as well as embark on developing a set of new ones. Whilst self-motivation and strong research focus are essential requirements for a PhD student, my supervisor and advisor are always available to help, offer advice and practical examples based on the on-going research they undertake. A PhD student also works closely within an area-specific research team which helps the logistics of research technicalities – particularly during the conceptual construction of field work. Although a student’s originality and creativity are preserved, the research is closely monitored by a supervisor as well as via semi-annual written and oral presentations.

I am glad I chose Royal Holloway as a university to do my research: whilst I find myself in a very friendly and relaxed environment, I cannot help but feel being a part of a very strong academic community that includes people from very diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, making studying at Royal Holloway a truly unique and enriching experience.





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