Alumni Update: Amala Asokan Pillai

Amala Asokan Pillai is completing an MA in financial journalism at City, University of London with a scholarship from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. She is originally from Singapore.

As a business writer covering mostly Asia-centric stories, the chance to live, work and study in the other side of the world was one I could not pass up. Receiving the Marjorie Deane Intellectual Excellence Scholarship has really helped me fulfil the dream of pursuing an education in financial journalism. Having the opportunity to do so in such a vibrant and diverse city like London has made it that much more special. Coming from Singapore, the course at City University has allowed me a unique advantage of being in the heart of European financial news. City’s reputation of being one of the best universities to pursue journalism in London has opened so many doors with potential employers and I am extremely grateful to the Foundation for this opportunity.

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