Sadia Rahman, BSc Business Management | 2nd year

Choosing the University of Birmingham as my first choice is single handily the best choice I have ever made in my life."

Sadia Rahman

Sadia Rahman is a second year Business Management BSc student and has drawn to both the historical surroundings of the main campus and the modern look of the Business School. She believes that as well as study, university life offers so much more.

My experience

I have always known from a young age that I wanted to study Business Management, but I was unclear as to where I was going to study the degree. I had visited various well known universities, with the hope that I would fit in, unfortunately this was not the case, but I knew I did not want to settle for second best.

It was a frustrating time, as it is for many students, but all that changed when I visited the University of Birmingham on one sunny day and I instantly knew it was for me.

I somehow fit in and all the other characteristics the other universities had lacked, UoB certainly filled. I am unaware if it was the beautiful historical surroundings of the main campus or the modern edgy look of the Business School that won me over, but whatever the reason was, choosing the University of Birmingham as my first choice is single handily the best choice I have ever made in my life, to date.

Enhancing my skills

For me, the Birmingham Business School has allowed me to both discover and enhance my skills set in a different way from my sixth form or school. This has included communication and interpersonal skills through the group modules of my degree.

Equally important, my written and oral skills have been enhanced, through individual presentations and assignments. Such skills are extremely fundamental when entering the world of work, and I am definitely grateful to have developed such skills.

... there is always a helping hand available from personal tutors or lecturers..."

Although learning is often independent at university, it must be emphasised that there is always a helping hand available from personal tutors or lecturers during their office hours if required.

More than just academia

Moreover, university certainly exceeds more than just academia, as the University of Birmingham offers uncountable opportunities to get involved through societies, fairs, and jobs.

This has been my highlight at university so far as I have actively been involved in societies such as the Business Society and Fashion Society. Additionally I am also a student ambassador and both of these opportunities have allowed me to meet new people and make new friends, which I believe is one of the beauties of university life.

Ultimately, university is about truly finding yourself, and working towards who you want to become in the future, and I can honestly say without the aid from the University of Birmingham, for me this would be impossible.

Business Management BSc