Alumni Success: From Myanmar to Sheffield

Phu’s journey from Myanmar to Sheffield with NCUK

  • Phu Pyae Kyi Thar
  • From Myanmar
  • Completed NCUK International Foundation Year
  • Progressed to University of Sheffield, BSc Economics with Finance


Why did you choose to study with NCUK?

I opted for NCUK as my educational pathway due to several compelling factors. Firstly, it offered significant cost savings, making quality education more affordable. Secondly, NCUK’s qualifications are notably shorter in duration compared to other foundation options, allowing me to progress to university sooner. Additionally, the quality of the course content at NCUK is commendable, providing a well-rounded and enriching learning experience. Lastly, NCUK’s strong foundation for university preparation ensures that I am well-equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel at the university level. These factors collectively made NCUK the ideal choice to align with my academic goals.

How has your NCUK experience helped you to get to where you are today?

My experience with NCUK has been instrumental in shaping my journey to where I am today. From a young age, I had a passion for economics and finance, and NCUK played a crucial role in nurturing this interest. The International Foundation Year provided me with a strong foundation in economics, equipping me with essential knowledge and skills.

One of the standout benefits of NCUK was its guarantee of access to world-class universities. This assurance was a pivotal factor in my decision to pursue NCUK, as it gave me the opportunity to start my university journey at my dream institution, the University of Sheffield.

Furthermore, I firmly believe that the skills and knowledge I gained through NCUK will continue to be invaluable in my future career in economics and finance. Overall, NCUK has not only provided me with academic excellence but has also paved the way for a promising future in my chosen field.

What are your goals for the future?

My immediate goal is to obtain a degree from the University of Sheffield. With this degree and the skills I’ll gain during my studies, I plan to pursue a career in the finance field, aiming for roles such as an investment banker or financial advisor. These roles align with my passion for finance and will allow me to apply my knowledge to make impactful financial decisions for individuals and businesses. My future objectives revolve around academic achievement and a fulfilling career in finance, contributing to the financial well-being of others and the global economy

Do you have any advice for future NCUK students?

For future NCUK students, my advice is simple: Work hard and take your studies seriously. NCUK provides a strong foundation for your future, including access to top-ranking universities. So, strive for excellent grades and make the most of this opportunity. Keep your dreams in focus, whether it’s entering a dream university or pursuing a specific career. Stay motivated and dedicated. Your efforts today will shape your successful future. Good luck on your journey!

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