MSc in Applicable Mathematics at LSE
Currently pursuing her PhD at University College London (UCL)
Vidhi R Lalchand, enrolled with Stansfield in 2005 for the University of London undergraduate programme through the Diploma in Economics. She said, "I always take adventurous decisions in life. I feel one has to move out of his or her comfort zone and make the tougher choice -- for me that is the only path to success and learning. If I had not given myself a chance to take this decision, I would perhaps have not received the same recognition today."
You need to study with a sense of freedom and open-mindedness rather than carry the pressure to remember or re-iterate.
Vidhi was the top student worldwide in Maths for the Diploma in Economics examinations in 2006 and was recognised for her academic excellence. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BSc Mathematics & Economics.
"Pursuing a BSc Mathematics and Economics was not a popular choice at all but even the severest form of feedback from my lecturers about its difficulty level was not enough to deter me."
Vidhi was offered a place at the LSE to pursue her masters but took a year off to mentor students at Stansfield and to experience working life before getting back to her studies. Since this interview took place, Vidhi has gone onto further achievements and was awarded a scholarship to pursue her Masters in Applicable Mathematics at LSE and graduated in 2012. Vidhi is currently a High Frequency Trader in the UK and is also pursuing her PhD at University College London.
MSc in Finance & Economics - LSE
Chartered Management Accountant
Zhang Ying (Lillian) says that the huge cost saving was a determinant factor for studying in Singapore instead of London. Lillian first studied at the Eastern China University in Shanghai before moving to Singapore. "I just wanted to see what was going on outside China."
Her first year was done through the Diploma route where she obtained a Diploma in Economics with Distinction and received recognition from the University of London with an academic achievement award.
Without the encouragement and opportunities provided by Stansfield and the academic support from the lecturers, I would not have been able to make it this far!
Lilian’s overall excellent results allowed her to clinch a full scholarship to pursue an MSc in Finance & Economics at the LSE which she successfully completed in 2006. After graduation, Lillian took on several positions with Sciences and Capital Management and subsequently moved to Deutsche Bank, London Office as a Credit Analyst. She then furthered her career as a European Treasury Analyst with Merck and was promoted in 2011 to Senior Specialist.
BSc Information Systems & Management First Class Honours (2004)
Masters in Analysis, Design & Management of Information Systems
Claribelle's first success with the University of London programme came with obtaining a distinction for her first year of undergraduate studies through the Diploma in Economics programme offered at Stansfield College.
Through her course of study, she experienced financial uncertainties that could have made her give up her studies. "I thought that my first year in the local university in Philippines was tough enough! But the Diploma programme made me appreciate the higher and more demanding standards of University of London," she said.
I was very thankful when I received the merit scholarship from Stansfield which covered my second year tuition fees at a time when I was financially unable to support my studies.
Claribelle graduated with a First Class Honours BSc degree specialising in Information Systems & Management in 2004. She subsequently received the Claudio Ciborra Scholarship from LSE and has since graduated with a Masters in Analysis, Design & Management of Information Systems.
Since her graduation from LSE, Claribelle has carved out a career as a seasoned procurement professional in large blue-chip financial services organisations with experience across the full spectrum of IT related services including Cloud services, enterprise software and IT consultancy to name a few. Claribelle has since channelled her boundless positive energy and enthusiasm into starting her own company and is currently a IT Sourcing Specialist and Consultant with Estee Lauder in the UK.
BSc Mathematics & Economics (First Class Honours) LSE
PhD (Economics) University of Cambridge
Ms Shi Li Shan is often highlighted as a role model and an inspiration to all international students. While on the Diploma in Economics programme with the College, she demonstrated that aiming high and focusing on working hard to achieve academic goals does indeed bear fruits. Li Shan received a distinction for her Diploma in Economics with the highest grades worldwide. She was awarded a full undergraduate scholarship and 2nd year entry into the BSc Mathematics and Economics degree at London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). It was therefore no surprise to anyone when Li Shan received the Cyril Offord Prize at LSE for her outstanding performance in Mathematics in 2002 and went on to graduate with a First Class Honours degree. She received several offers of scholarships from prestigious universities such as LSE, Oxford and Cambridge for her Masters and doctorate degrees.
Under the guidance of Stansfield and its lecturers, I have achieved top results among all international students world-wide and have been awarded a full scholarship from LSE. The full-time lecturers at Stansfield have been dedicated and helpful. Most importantly, the school has motivated and encouraged me to work hard to achieve my goals.
Li Shan subsequently accepted the prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship in 2003 which is aimed at building a global network of future leaders and pursued her doctorate in Economics at St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Li Shan’s high flying career includes being a Research Analyst, Inflation-linked Strategist and EMFX trader at Barclay Investment Bank and most recently as Head of North Asian EMFX Trading at Royal Bank of Scotland.
B.Sc Economics & Management (First Class Honours) - University of London (1998)
MSc in Finance & Economics - LSE (1999)
Tay Cho Eing, is a pioneer trendsetter at Stansfield; graduating with first class honours degree in Economics and Management in 1998. This was his second degree which he enrolled for after having completed his first degree specialising in chemical engineering in Canada.
Cho Eing commenced his UOL programme as an evening student while serving his National Service as he wanted to try something different from what he had done before as he felt that he wanted to compliment his technical knowledge with added expertise in management and economics. Tay even took up extra subjects in his final year of his degree in order to qualify for the LSE scholarship.
His determination and sheer hard work, paid off when he graduated with a First Class Honours and topped that achievement further by being the first in Singapore to receive a prestigious scholarship from the London School of Economics to pursue a Masters in Economics & Finance in the United Kingdom.
Cho Eing has a host of experience under his belt including being a Research Specialist with the Defence Medical Research Institute, an Analyst, Trader, Director of Asian Credit Trading and Structuring with Standard Chartered Bank, Portfolio Manager with Sentosa Capital and is currently an Analytics Consultant with MSCI Inc in Tokyo, Japan.