I wanted to study Economics as I find it really interesting and I have a strong background in it from A-level. I considered other economics courses at Leicester such as Financial Economics, but then decided I wanted a focused course so I choose the pure Economics course. Although the course is pure economics, it is really diverse and includes aspects of business and finance.
The course is taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars plus private reading time. The lecturers all conduct research in their specialist areas and they work to feed this into what we are being taught. They also provide you with 1:1 support if you need it which is really reassuring.
Outside of the course, there are loads of other things to get involved in. I’m Vice President of the Finance Society. Being a member of a society is great for networking, as we arrange talks from graduate employers, and also for socialising. We also arrange trips to the stock exchange and the Bank of England.
I use the sport facilities at Leicester and they are really good value for money. There are facilities on main campus and also near the student accommodation. There is all the latest equipment including track and field facilities at Oadby.
The careers support at the University is great. I’ve attended seminars and CV clinics which have enabled me to completely transform my CV and make it much more tailored to individual employers and what they are looking for.
I would encourage anyone to come to Leicester; the campus is compact and easy to get to know, the academic staff are supportive and there is always lots of development taking place so you benefit from the latest equipment. The University always seems to be pushing to improve and a lot is put into the University, alongside the academic side, to make it appealing.