Student internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur, Blog 5 – Rising to the network coverage challenge

By Miles Griffiths, BSc Business and Management Studies

After ten days in Malaysia, I was now accustomed to the nation’s spicy food. Over at the office, we were placed in the coverage department, which I was unfamiliar with. We were tasked with finding a suitable area for TIME to lay down network cables around high rise buildings. My group was challenged by researching the area of Seremban.

Initially, I was concerned we would not complete this extensive task within such a tight deadline of one day, as we had limited knowledge on the tasks we were completing as well as the multiple calculations we had to make.

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Student Internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur: Blog 4 – Project work begins

By Elia Gollini (BSc International Business with German)

Batu Caves and Botanical Gardens

On Sunday 23 June (our first free day since we got to Malaysia), we all woke up at around 10.30 am as we were still extremely tired from the previous day visits. All 14 of us decided to head to the Batu Caves, which are a series of caves and caves temples located in the northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. We really enjoyed the majesty of the Murugan statue at the entrance, which is followed by colourful steps that took us to the caves.

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Student Internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur: Blog 3 – Temples, elephants and fibre-optic cables

By Rushad Doomasia, BSc International Business

By the time Friday 21 June arrived – the last day of our first week – we were already accustomed to a full-time work schedule and the jet-lag had subsided for the majority of us. So it was only natural for Mizi (our co-ordinator at TIME) to ease us into the weekend with a half day, which reflects the relatively relaxed atmosphere one can find in the Malaysian workplace. Our day started off with TIME colleague Ezrin sharing his life lessons and how he’s learned from his mistakes.

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Student internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur: Blog 2 – Behind the scenes

By Shiyi Cheng, BSc International Business

We’ve been at TIME dotcom for three days and I’ve already acquired lots of new knowledge during this time.  All the people we’ve met are charming and have really inspired us.

Ben, from TIME’s development department, gave us a really practical session about presentation skills.  He is energetic, passionate and motivated. All of us got many useful tips about presenting.

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Student internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur: Blog 1

Student interns at the Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

By Olivia Aziz, BSc Marketing and Management with Psychology

A group of University of Sussex Business School and Engineering School students, accompanied by Ödül Bozkurt, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management arrived in Malaysia on 16 June to start a month-long internship with Malaysian telecommunications provider TIME dotCom.  The students have a full and varied programme with the company, meeting with teams from across the business to get real insight into the telecoms industry.  

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Outrun Exam Stress with the University of Sussex Business School

By Dr. C. Rashaad Shabab, Teaching Fellow in Economics

Examinations are stressful and the University of Sussex Business School’s exams are no exception. Finding an effective tool to manage that stress can be the key to reaching one’s academic potential. In this post, I outline why the stress-busting and attainment-boosting effects of running are especially suited to helping students during the exam season. I will then announce some initiatives that University of Sussex Business School is undertaking this assessment block to help students manage exam stress.

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Posted in Business School life, Study support

MBA Trip to Berlin

Sussex MBA students recently took a four-day trip to Berlin. The trip has helped them to understand Germany’s multi-faceted history to effectively do business with Germans/in Germany, and be socially responsible employees and employers who focus on equalities, diversity and inclusion. It has also provided greater opportunity for the MBA students to network with each other, and enrich their time studying together.

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Posted in MBA, Study abroad

Dreams do come true – how a Sussex scholarship transformed my life


Ophelia Serwaa Bonsu

By Ophelia Serwaa Bonsu, MSc Development Economics

For the most part of my life, I nurtured the dream to undertake a part of my education in one of the best universities in a developed country.  After my secondary education, I could not realize this dream partly because of financial constraints accounting for the reason why I had to pursue my undergraduate studies in my home country (Ghana). I believed a person could do whatever she set her mind to so I made a conscious effort to rise above all odds to realize this dream.  This took a lot determination and hard work. 

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Posted in Economics, Scholarships

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)’s Interactive Workshop

By Yuki Kikuchi

Last week, Phil Grant from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) ran an amazing interactive workshop focusing on Pitch to IBM students. The workshop was based on an introductory lecture about Pitch in Week8, which was also held by the CMI. The workshop was specifically built this into the module to improve engagement, to develop the quality of presentations to be held in Weeks 11 and 12 and to help employability skills (communication/teamwork) and to give the students the opportunity to put into practice elements they are learning.

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Posted in Business School life, Study support

My experience as an international student parent

Halloween Party by Students' Union in Falmer House

Halloween Party by Students’ Union in Falmer House

By Rika Safrina

Many people expressed their doubt when they knew I was going to study a Masters Degree abroad with my 4 year old child. Studying at postgraduate level is already hard enough, let alone being in a faraway country with different language and culture, and on top of that all, taking care of a kid without support systems that I can get easily in my hometown. Fortunately, my daughter and I have received enormous help since we came to Brighton 2 months ago. We are settling very well, thanks to all the facilities and supports available around us.

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Posted in Business School life

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