Please tell us about your experience of using the University's services.

My experience with the Careers Network was fantastic. The career consultation sessions I took was helpful in clearing my vision and devising a plan of action for my professional growth. It provided invaluable insights, making it a crucial resource in shaping my career path.

What has been your biggest achievement during your course so far?

My most significant achievement during my course has been successfully navigating and adjusting to life in a new city. Relocating for my studies presented a unique set of challenges, but overcoming them and establishing a sense of belonging has been immensely rewarding on a personal level. Additionally, I take pride in becoming a student ambassador for the university. This role not only reflects my academic commitment but also allows me to contribute to the community by helping fellow students navigate their own journeys. Balancing academic responsibilities with personal and professional growth in a new environment has been a fulfilling and transformative experience.

What are the best things about your course?

The best things about my course are the amazing people and the simplicity that makes learning enjoyable. The friendly and supportive community, including both fellow students and dedicated faculty, creates a positive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. The course content is presented in a straightforward manner, making complex concepts easy to understand. This simplicity, combined with the great people, not only enhances my academic experience but also makes it a joy to be part of this learning journey.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to postgraduate study.

Hello, I’m Ishaan Goyal. I earned a First-Class Honours degree in BSc Economics and Management within an accelerated two-year timeframe in Europe. My academic journey has been characterized by a commitment to efficiency and dedication to academic excellence. The decision to pursue postgraduate study was motivated by a genuine interest in financial analysis, particularly within the context of investment banking.

What was your motivation for postgraduate study?

My motivation for pursuing postgraduate study in MSc Financial Economics at the University of Birmingham stemmed from a deep-seated passion for delving into the intricate realms of finance and economics. As an aspiring professional in the field of Finance, I recognized the need for advanced knowledge and specialized skills to navigate the complexities of the financial landscape. The program’s emphasis on advanced courses in Theory of Finance, Econometrics, and Macroeconomics aligns perfectly with my career goals, providing me with the theoretical foundation and practical insights necessary to excel in the dynamic world of finance. Overall, my motivation for postgraduate study revolves around arming myself with the essential tools and knowledge to make a significant impact in the field of financial economics and contribute meaningfully to the world of finance.