Meet our Alumni — Veronica Castillo


Veronica Castillo BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance

started a career at Medirect Bank as Officer-Syndicated Loans Operations

My time at Saint Martin’s was undoubtedly the best years, as it unlocked my potential. The assistance I attained from all of my lecturers, who were at the students’ disposal whenever needed allowed my colleagues and myself to gain the necessary tools to develop abilities and explore a vast range of subjects within the realm of Banking and Finance. I was able to learn, to grow and to succeed, not only academically, but also as a person.

The degree I followed is under the academic direction of the LSE, and the depth in each subject studied clearly had the hallmark of this world famous university. It was a tough degree to follow, but I always wished to distinguish myself and look for rigour and validity in what I learn. The combination of a degree syllabus based on research emanating from LSE departments, and the teaching and preparation I attained from Saint Martin’s Institute have played a very important role in my career choice. The tasks I am undertaking at Medirect Bank are an extension of what I was taught and practiced during my University experience.“

Graduates from the Department of Business Entrepreneurship and Finance celebrating their achievement at the Barbican, after the University of London graduation ceremony
Ms Veronica Castillo BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance conferred by the University of London under the academic direction of the LSE in 2018

I worked hard during my three years as a full time student at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education. I dreamt what it would be like to attain the coveted first class, and worked hard to maximise my abilities and knowledge. Exams are not for the faint hearted, because the LSE expects students to put a solid and well researched argument in answer to their essay questions, reverting to mathematical proof whenever this is relevant. There is never a model answer to an examination question, because what the examiners look out for are well argued and up to date case studies as proof. But in the end, I managed to prove that a first class honours in banking and finance was possible!


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The BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance is conferred by the University of London under the Academic Direction of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)