Alice will be graduating from a BA course in English Language, and as well as her degree she has also been involved with research projects within her department. She has also been the senior chair of the staff/student committee and secretary of the English Society and will be continuing her studies at the University next year.
What is the best thing that UoB has given you?
The best thing that UoB has given me is self-belief and confidence. My department has instilled the confidence in me to strive for a future in academia. I now have an offer to study a Masters here in English Language and Applied Linguistics for 2015/16, which will bring me one step closer to becoming an English Language professional. If it wasn’t for UoB, I would never have believed this for myself.
If you were to give a piece of advice to a current/prospective student at UoB what would it be?
I strongly advise current and prospective students to make the most of the opportunities around you. Being a student at UoB grants you a wealth of opportunities in all areas which may not be available to you, and for free, after you graduate. From being a member in a student society, to volunteering or studying oversees, not only do these opportunities make a huge difference to your CV, they greatly enhance your student experience here at Birmingham.
Find out more about Alice’s time at UoB with this Storify