Hi, I’m Chloe and I am studying a 4 year BA Modern Languages with Business Management. I could not imagine studying anywhere else but at the University of Birmingham. I have made some amazing, life-long friends here and have enjoyed exploring some of the midlands with them. Being from Cornwall, I love the farmers’ market held on campus on the first Wednesday of each month and really appreciate the green spaces that both the university and city offers, as well as the fantastic transport links to the south. I have gotten involved with many brilliant societies and activities in my 2 years here such as becoming a student ambassador, volunteering with the Saturday Morning Play Scheme and taking part in the optional Personal Skills Award – which seeks to enhance your employability and offers great interview, team-working and reflective writing practice, provided by the Careers Network.
There is such a variety of choice in all aspects of the university, whether it is participating in sports teams, being a member of societies or applying for job opportunities - I wish I could do even more than I already do! My course also offers a range of options. In both French and Spanish it is compulsory to take the really well structured grammar modules, plus a choice of literature, cinema and visual culture, politics and history modules. I was so excited that I was able to pick-up Catalan as a Spanish module too. The Business Management aspect of my degree is challenging but is very interesting and has increased my field of knowledge.
I cannot wait to go on my year abroad in September which will allow me to put everything I have learned so far to the test!
Outside of my studies, I attend 4 or 5 exercise classes a week, offered at the university’s sports centre, which is due to undergo some major refurbishment, to become even bigger and better.
I feel that Birmingham really gives me good prospects for a graduate job as there is so much opportunity to improve my skills, knowledge and experience.
A little question I live by is “What will you do with your wild and precious life?!” (Mary Oliver) – The University of Birmingham is the way to discover yourself and your dreams.