Kéou, 22, has been on the MSc. International Health Management since September 2011 and started blogging for the business school shortly after she enrolled on the programme. She has touched on topics ranging from the dilemmas of holding down a job while studying, to getting a discounted student travel card, eating out in London on a budget, to flash mobs breaking out in classes.
Kéou responded to an advert by Imperial looking for current students to share their experiences with prospective students via a blog and, to her delight, she was selected.
What started as an extracurricular activity has put her in touch with people all over the world. “People write me all the time asking questions and I’m very happy to reply and give them all the info and reassurance I can. Doing this has enriched me so much on a personal level than my MSc alone could have”, says Kéou.
The most memorable email she got was from a 14-year-old Indian girl who dreamed of getting into Imperial and wrote to her asking for advice. It's messages like this that keep her eager to share her insight into Imperial.
Healthcare is an issue Kéou feels particularly passionate about. She wants to boost her knowledge and eventually improve healthcare provision in her home country Cameroon.
She gained her Bachelors in Finance with Business Management from Southampton Solent University in 2011 and it was while she was studying for that degree that she noticed that she favoured the management side of things. She hopes she can develop her skills and bring some solutions to “the messed up health system in Cameroon”.
Currently, Kéou is taking courses in Health Economics and the Management Challenges for Healthcare Organisations and is looking forward to working at a real healthcare firm for her project in the summer term.
She says she still isn’t over the excitement of being at Imperial or living in London and knows that there’s a lot more coming her way. Highlights of the experiences will no doubt be shared via her blog so stay tuned!.