For me, friends, attractive views, environment and most especially the reputation of the university mattered. All these demands were fulfilled by the University of Birmingham.
As a prolific student, deciding the place to spend the next 3 years after ‘A’ levels was not so easy with many fascinating options. For me, friends, attractive views, environment and most especially the reputation of the university mattered. All these demands were fulfilled by the University of Birmingham. The campus is an estate of its own, I appreciate that I do not need to visit the city centre to shop or bank as I can get everything on campus. Despite the huge size of the campus, my safety is always ensured.
The University of Birmingham, being one of the best in Economics has exceeded my expectation as an Economics student in terms of experienced academics and the Virtual Learning Environment. Not only have I had the opportunity to study modules such as macroeconomics and decision theory, I have also being able to improve my language skills by studying Arabic for 2 years. The best thing about my programme is that I can apply it to my day to day life. I can also be sure that despite the current graduate career status, I will stand out in the job market having been equipped with the right resources ranging from the career centre to numerous network events with high calibre firms. Other great facilities that will come in handy are the various societies and sporting facilities. Here, taking part in activities is rewarding as you automatically earn points towards the Personal Skills Award which is recognised by employers.
The city of Birmingham is a place to visit itself. It is blessed with the famous bull ring shopping mall and major attractions such as Cadbury World, sea life centre, reservoirs, food festivals, and the amazing vale fireworks at the University. Another attraction is the free gym access scheme available to every resident which means I can always be in shape at no cost.
It’s amazing how much one can achieve at the University of Birmingham in 3 years. Since being here, I travelled to Switzerland in my 1st year for a political conference where I had the opportunity to meet students from all over Europe. I completed the student associate scheme in 3 months which was ethically and financially rewarding for me. I also joined a group of 4 called Econobrum in winning the LSE Economic Policy Challenge trophy defeating students from LSE, Oxford and UCL in the final. Finally, I will be interning at Grant Thornton accountancy firm this summer after which I will begin a master degree in Finance at the University of Cambridge in September.
University of Birmingham has got it all and it is the place to be.
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