3rd year student of the bachelor's programme Economics and Politics , Loughborough University Pauline has shared with us impressions about school, thoughts about the future, and how time spent at University will help her in career and employment.
EI: What do you like in this program?
The program I liked in the first place, due to the large choice of subjects, students can tailor the curriculum to fit your needs with items of choice. Thanks to the program modules Economics and Politics, I was able to make your own schedule and focus on the interests of my areas of expertise. The University offers a range of modules on Finance, and micro and macroeconomics.
Modules in political science helped me learn better to Express your thoughts, find information and apply qualitative research methods, modules in Economics began practice in quantitative and analytical methods. I especially liked the seminars on political science, during which we studied the material in small groups.
Due to the fact that I'm simultaneously studying two different subjects, I was able to better understand how they relate to each other, broaden their horizons, and to examine in more detail the causes of the economic problems taking into account the knowledge obtained during the lessons on political science.
EI: How do you see your future career and how the knowledge gained during the training will help you in its development?
Next year I will continue training in a magistracy under the program "Economics and Strategy". Loughborough University teaches students to cope with stressful situations and participate in the competition, so during the interview in grad school I was confident and behaved professionally.
EI: What generic employability skills you gained at Loughborough University?
I learned a lot thanks to the additional opportunities offered by the University. This year I was a representative of the careers service at the Faculty of political Science and History, as well as a representative programme of his course. This work played an important role in my personal development. I gained valuable experience in conducting oral presentations before the jury and have improved communication skills in the English language, which is very important for me, because it is not my first language.
I wanted to participate in various aspects of the faculty, tours on the open Day of the University, to more serious items, for example, a customer service representative career. Thus, I had to learn to allocate your time between studying and extra classes. Thanks to my activity at the University, my resume has become more attractive to employers and separates me from the competitors when applying for work.
EI: Your advice to students considering this program?
I'd like to say that if you are not afraid of difficulties and want to deepen their knowledge in two areas, then this course is definitely for you. I like to work on different types of tasks on several subjects. The program seems very useful because all the knowledge I have gained over the years of training, directly related to my interests and applicable to current economic and political problems.