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Tobias Jackson BSc Marketing with Placement Year

Graduating 2019

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The modules included in the course are so varied and give a complete view of the business world, which makes me feel more engaged in what I’m doing and has broadened my knowledge.

The reputation of the University, especially the high rate of employment achieved by students after graduation. When researching Marketing, I liked the fact that Southampton offers the chance to learn web based, or digital, modules as this is the area I was most interested in.

After not studying maths since GCSEs, I was amazed to get a first in my statistics module in first year. Another distinct highlight was creating and developing a blog this year, sharing my views on a range of topics and developing my digital skillset a great deal.

I have been sure to take advantage of the free guest speeches that are delivered through the University, and have gained some invaluable knowledge in doing so. For example an owner of a local digital agency who shared his experience of starting a business and advice he would give to others doing so. There are also huge ranges of societies to be joined and I took up boxing in first year, which allowed me to meet some great people and structure my time more effectively.

The modules included in the course are so varied and give a complete view of the business world, which makes me feel more engaged in what I’m doing and has broadened my knowledge. For example, in addition to marketing modules I have learnt about analysis, accounting and management.

I took advantage of the Excel internship scheme last summer, working as a marketing assistant for a local company for a month during the summer. As a result, I was a finalist in the Business Development category at the Employability Excellence Awards and was offered a permanent job one day a week alongside my studies afterwards! This has given me practical experience in a marketing role and helped me to practice what I am learning at University in the ‘real world’.

Southampton is great place to live. There is always something to do, with cheap student nights out almost every day of the week, as well as all the leisure activities available you could ask for. The transport systems are also very good including the buses and 2 train stations.

My advice would be to take advantage of the many things available to you, whether it is societies, guest speeches, group activities, internships or nights out. Don’t worry about doing everything at once though. It takes time to find your feet and get used to the new surroundings, just remember that these things are available and start to give them a try as you go along and this way you will be likely to have a varied and beneficial and fun uni experience.

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