Jack Thompson, Economics BSc

Alongside your academic studies the Department of Economics offers so many other opportunities to get involved.

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When deciding which University to study economics, Birmingham seemed like the perfect choice. Not only was it a top ranking university with incredible employment prospects but the choice of modules available to economics students was really appealing. From the very beginning you have the choice to manipulate your degree programme to suit you; whether you prefer to study economic theory, economic policy, econometrics or the environment - there are so many different modules to choose from.

Alongside your academic studies the Department of Economics offers so many other opportunities to get involved. They run a student representative scheme which allows students to have their say regarding how the Department is run as a whole, commenting on how you want your modules assessed to pastoral care. The Department also has its own Society aimed at allowing students to make the most out of their university experience.

Outside the department, the University of Birmingham has so much to offer. I was involved in various different extra circular activities including the investment society, the University Equestrian Club, mixed netball and the University’s very own DJ Society. With amazing restaurants, art galleries, bars and clubs the city centre itself is full of exciting opportunities. Being such a diverse University, there are so many opportunities available, whatever your interests.

I have left the University of Birmingham with so much more than a degree, accompanying that are lifelong friends, experiences and memories that I wouldn’t change for the world. After finishing my university experience and moving into ‘the real world’ I can honestly say that I am proud to say I have studied economics at the University of Birmingham and I would recommend the whole experience to anyone!

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