BAEcon Accounting and Finance
Why did you choose to study your course?
I always wanted to do a course that related to business as I enjoyed economics at school.
Accounting and Finance appealed to me because you get to work towards the Accounting qualifications while also delving deeper into the inner workings of real businesses which are what I find the most interesting.
I chose the BA(Econ) Accounting and Finance course because it allows you to do a course focused on the accounting and finance areas but also with scope to choose some extra course units in social science areas of politics, economics and many more.
I believe this has benefitted me as I will come out with a degree where I’ve been able to explore my additional interests alongside the core business course units.
Why did you choose to study at The University of Manchester?
I love the vibe of the Manchester University campus being partly campus-style so all lectures are close together, but, also being within the city so there is a really good atmosphere and loads to do.
The University of Manchester has the largest student population of all universities in the UK, giving you the chance to meet so many new people from all over the world.
There are always events going on within and outside of the University among all the students.
What were your main considerations when choosing to study at The University of Manchester?
I went to visit four other universities before deciding The University of Manchester, the choice provided by the course here at Manchester along with the feeling I got when I came to the University was my main deciding factor.
What has been the highlight of your course so far?
I really enjoy learning about the inner workings of real firms.
What has been the most challenging part of your course so far?
Exam seasons can be challenging but rewarding as long as you work hard.
Have you undertaken any placements?
I did an internship in the audit department of BDO, located in Spinningfields, Manchester. During my internship, I worked within teams on various client sites doing audit work and got a real insight into the world of audit.
I have since received an offer of a graduate job there starting the September after I finish University.
What area are you specifically interested in?
How would you describe your student experience so far?
I’ve had the best student experience and made loads of new friends from so many different backgrounds and have grown up alongside them while gaining so much confidence and new skills I will use for the rest of my life.
What is the best thing about studying in Manchester?
The city is so big and new experiences never stop coming.
What advice would you give to future students?
I was really nervous before starting university, which is normal as it’s a very daunting experience.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I have got a graduate job in audit off the back of my summer internship in the second year.
Any final comments?
I always wanted to come to university and have not regretted it for one minute.