IFSA UK aims to connect students from around the World to one of the biggest financial hubs. As one of the early chapters, London will broadcast presentations across a wide range of financial topics. Our goal: to give students for many decades to come, the opportunity to gain an insight into jobs in the city and provide the first stepping-stone to their dream career.
Through our connections with the UK’s major Universities, students from across the country will be able to participate in workshops and presentations. Our main base will be in Imperial College London, where we have forged strong bonds with their prestigious Investment Society. IFSA UK is also established at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Warwick and at the University College London making it the largest chapter of IFSA.
Introducing the Directors of the chapter
My name is Beatrice Falga, and I am a 3rd Year student at the University of Warwick in the UK, pursuing a BSc in Economics, Politics and International Studies. I am one of the Directors on the UK Board of the IFSA, representing the Warwick Finance Societies, where I take on the role of Head of External Relations.
Joining the IFSA has been a remarkable opportunity, although my background is rather uncommon – being interested in International Affairs, International Law and Human Rights, I have undertaken two internships related to Conflict Studies and Social Entrepreneurship. But ultimately, I joined the world of Finance, and interned in Hong Kong, providing in-depth market intelligence to blue-chip clients. Eventually, I think this passion for Finance, Global Markets and Investment, is what all unites us within the IFSA, and this shows that regardless of your background, opportunities always lay ahead.
In the coming year, I look forward to collaborate actively with all members of the International Board, and provide useful and valuable events, combining global and local perspectives.
My name is Oscar and I am one of the UK Directors for IFSA representing University College London, I’m currently the External Relations Director for the UCLU Economics and Finance Society, predominantly working on the new Alumni Scheme that I am pioneering.
Before I came to UCL I used to enjoy playing rugby for Northampton Junior Saints Academy, but now I’ve taken up Mens Lacrosse at university for a change.
I’ve also been involved in a canoeing expedition to Sweden, during which we made our own shelters and cooked over fires, I would recommend it, but aim not to go for one of the wettest summers in a decade like we did..
I’ve done a little bit of volunteering, out of A-Levels I taught mathematics at a school in Cape Town, South Africa, for underprivileged children, and I helped organise the set up of the Ormiston Trust Burlington Arcade Event in 2014.
My name is Julien Thévenard and I am a final year student in Materials Science at Imperial College London. In an ever connected world, it makes perfect sense to have an international finance society. To me this student network is the place to learn about finance while connecting with like-minded students around the world. This is something unique and I am excited to be the UK Director for Imperial.
My aim for this year is to proactively contribute to IFSA’s expansion in the UK, using the great resources we have at Imperial in the heart of London.