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Matt Brady Bsc Economics

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Hi, I'm Matt Brady and I am studying Bsc Economics.

I am enjoying the fact that everything I learn can be translated and seen in the real world and this really helps me consolidate my studies.

Why did you choose to study at Southampton? What attracted you to the University of Southampton?

I chose Southampton for the wide variety in module choices they offered as well as the special chance to access the Bloomberg terminals and also that it is not too far to travel home!

What is it like studying here?

It’s such a safe and encouraging environment to learn in with friendly lecturers willing to help either via email or office hours and I just really love being in Southampton.

What are you enjoying most about your course?

I am enjoying the fact that everything I learn can be translated and seen in the real world and this really helps me consolidate my studies.

Have you taken advantage of any extra opportunities outside of your course?

I was apart of this semesters Student Innovation Project and we got to work on a project with Zurich insurance and this taught me invaluable skills about business.

What have been your Southampton ‘highlights’ (best experiences) so far?

I have been involved in a few theatre productions here and have also joined the mixed lacrosse sports team and through both of these have made amazing friends and skills.

How has your time at Southampton helped you to grow as a person?

I have definitely learnt how to ‘adult’ more , as well as increasing my academic, personal, people and sport skills.

How do you rate study facilities at the University?

The facilities are perfect for my degree because I can access software I need even from home, the library is massive so lots of study space and the Bloomberg terminals are a real asset.

What is the city of Southampton like to live in?

I love Southampton because it’s the perfect size city. You will never get bored because there are so many things to do but also it is not too big such as London, so it feels less hectic.

What are your plans and/or ambitions after you graduate?

I would love to become a consultant or work in investment banking.

What will you do with your degree/research after you have finished your studies? What advice would you give to a student starting their degree at Southampton?

Try out as many societies as you can, try new things but also try and get a weekly structure in place as it really helps with studying.

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