I’m an economics student who ventured down to Leicester from the wonderful county of Yorkshire. It’s fair to say my friends at home now think I’ve become “southernised” whether you think that’s a good or a bad thing is really up to you! I’ve enjoyed university life so much that I’m planning on hanging around for a bit longer (being one of those people who doesn’t want to grow up) and eventually when I have completed my postgraduate study then look to find a job in a field related to my degree.
Hobbies and Interests
I’m quite a sporty character, I play football and was part of the Varsity Squad playing at the Walkers Stadium against our rivals DMU, and also I’m a middle distance runner, (however have taken to doing some longer races for Charity). Aside from the more energetic sports I’ve become a fair weather golfer of late but I’m certainly no “Big Easy” Ernie Els or John “Wild Thing” Daly.
Aside from sport I enjoy going to the cinema, have an interest in travel and am part of the Economics Society where amongst discussing the real world there are plenty of opportunities for nights out on our socials!
Advice for prospective students
Make the most of your University years because they do go by very quickly. Take the opportunities presented to you for example when you get a chance to go abroad on Erasmus go for it, you’ll probably find it’s the best year you’ll have. Don’t be worried about being away from home/coming alone to university/not fitting in, because you will. The University is very friendly and there is such a vibrant mix of people and groups that you’ll find you make fantastic friends and actually be upset about not seeing them every day over summer.
If financing University is worrying you then there are plenty of part-time jobs on offer however what I would recommend is making sure that you have something to go back to over summer to supplement the pennies, and not just for that reason, due to the nature of having three months off it also helps with the boredom.
Course specific as Economics students, brush up on your maths maybe buy an A-Level revision book before you arrive and work on your derivatives/integrations and matrix algebra, keep it fresh in your mind as this stuff always creeps up and you’ll find it will save you lots of time in the long run!