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Prabin Sunar BSc Accounting and Finance with placement year 2018

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Being around more than 20,000 other students makes it a very inspiring and supporting place to study. I enjoy my course, especially how interactive some lectures are. The highlight of my time here has been my placement at Meridian Corporate Finance.

When I first visited Southampton, I liked the way the campuses and halls were laid out, the facilities that were available and the city itself. The combination of Southampton’s proximity to my home, its reputation and its charm made it a no-brainer for me.

Being around more than 20,000 other students makes it a very inspiring and supporting place to study. I enjoy my course, especially how interactive some lectures are. Learning here is very independent, which has been a refreshing change to college and school.

The course itself is hugely varied; although my degree title shows there is a specialisation in Accounting and Finance, I’ve had the opportunity to study modules in law, management, strategy and marketing.

The highlight of my time here has been my placement at Meridian Corporate Finance, a small company in Southampton that specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions. I worked closely with senior managers, accountants and lawyers putting into practice what I’d learnt at University, while also gaining new knowledge and experiences. I had the opportunity to work on five projects with a combined projected values of more than £100m. To top it all off, I was also offered a graduate job at the end which meant the pressure of searching for graduate roles has lifted.

Being exposed to many different people has made me more confident and outgoing. Southampton has so many different societies for different countries, so you get to experiences differences cultures too, which is very cool. In my second year my housemates and I set up our own society, The Olympic Weightlifting Club, which we still run today. We all wanted to get fit and learn the right technique for using weights – but perhaps we’re not quite Olympic standard!

The cafes and restaurants around campus are brilliant. It provides a great atmosphere if you prefer working somewhere without absolute silence. The Jubilee Sports Centre has great equipment, but it can be very busy at times. There are also lots of things to do around Southampton; it has great nightlife and is also a short train journey from Winchester and Portsmouth, with the New Forest also a short car journey away.

 

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