Aryaman Talukdar

BSc Economics

Why did you choose to study your course?

Aryaman Talukdar
Aryaman says he enjoys econometrics the most because of its practical application in real-life and using programming languages in analysing data.

Economics always seemed to intrigue me as I found myself often reading on various topics. I also enjoyed maths, so I chose BSc Economics because it involved the application of mathematical analysis to break down policies and behaviours in markets.

Why did you choose to study at The University of Manchester?

I wanted to study in a diverse city where I could experience world-class teaching and Manchester seemed like the best option for me. 

What were your main considerations when choosing to study at The University of Manchester?

My main considerations were a good ranking and the availability of student resources and support. 

What has been the highlight of your course so far?

The highlight of my course so far has been receiving good first-year grades. 

What has been the most challenging part of your course so far?

The most challenging part of my course was at the beginning of my first year as I had not studied economics before. But, with enough revision, I was able to get over it fairly quickly.

What area are you specifically interested in?

I find myself enjoying econometrics the most, I believe it to be the most practical application of economics in real-life.

More so, I like the use of programming languages in analysing data in econometrics. 

How would you describe your student experience so far?

My student experience so far has been great.

I really enjoy my course and studying in Manchester, I think the University is a great fit for me.

What is the best thing about studying in Manchester?

I think meeting students from all corners of the world and being able to experience new things is what's best. 

There's always something for everyone in Manchester. 

Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

I volunteer for Enactus, where we work towards sustainable and social causes.

I am also part of the MFC equity student society where we manage an investment fund. 

I would definitely recommend joining societies as it can help you in discovering new interests and potentially the type of career you would like to get into.

What are your plans for after graduation?

After graduation, I would like to either start a career in the financial services industry or continue with further studies in economics, or something similar.