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Anvitha  Patalay PG Dip Actuarial Science2014

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The university enables the organisation of a number of careers fairs targeting every department along with guest lectures and representatives which helps students network and get involved in their choice of careers thus building that bridge to the professional world.

 Q: Why did you choose to study at Southampton?

The Actuarial Science course in Southampton was most recommended to me from all my choices from my previous lecturers and friends of peers. Alongside the course, the university and city have a lot to offer.

Q: Are there lots of opportunities/places to socialise and relax here? (Clubs and societies)

Yes there are plenty - I can't keep up. The range and the choices available make me wish days are longer than 24 hours.

Q: What is your opinion about the university's efforts to increase the flexibility of degree programmes and introduce more choice for personalised learning?

I think this is a positive step since it gives students the opportunity to specialise at a beginner's level to explore all the available options according to what interests the individual.

Q: What is your opinion of support available for students on campus in terms of pastoral support, health services and student safety?

The support available is phenomenal. It is easy to access provided you step up to make use of it. There is a wide range available all on the main campus, so one need not look too far.

Q: Does the university help its students get ready for employment?

The university enables the organisation of a number of careers fairs targeting every department along with guest lectures and representatives which helps students network and get involved in their choice of careers thus building that bridge to the professional world.

Q: The University helps students find placements and internships to complement their studies, is this a good thing?

This is a great thing because the real world is a new and scary step to take. It involves leaving behind the comfort of university. The help provided makes it more accessible and less stressful without it being a distraction during term time.

Q: What are the benefits of living in halls?

Living in halls introduces you to the social side of university. It introduces you to a diverse set of people allowing you to pick and choose your social circle and get involved in various outings.

Q: What are your plans for the future?

I plan to ace this course whilst making the most of the facilities and features of this university. After that I plan to go on to find a graduate job to eventually qualify as an actuary.

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