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Florence Broderick  BA Languages and Contemporary European Studies 2013

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Hi, I'm Florence Broderick and I studied BA Languages and Contemporary European Studies within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

The year abroad added so much value to the degree. I went to Madrid, and worked in both start-up and corporate environments in digital marketing roles. It was a massive step forward for me in terms of my CV; I met some great people, travelled to cool places in Spain and had a great time.

 Why did you come to Southampton to Study?

I decided to come to Southampton because I wanted something a bit more cutting edge. They offered programmes that differed from the straight language degrees, which was good because the fields I wanted to go into needed something more, especially for the competitive European job market.

What have been the highlights of your time here?

The year abroad added so much value to the degree. I went to Madrid, and worked in both start-up and corporate environments in digital marketing roles. It was a massive step forward for me in terms of my CV; I met some great people, travelled to cool places in Spain and had a great time.

This year, I took part in the Universities Strictly Come Dancing competition - it was great. I learnt from scratch, I've never been a dancer, but I came second - it was such a buzz!
I also captained the ladies cricket team, we even played at Lords in my second year.

Would you recommend others to study the programme here?

I would definitely recommend Southampton to other people if they're looking for something that's different and innovative - it's the place to come.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I'm starting a graduate scheme on the International Future Leaders Programme in September, based in Madrid for 18months and then 6 months in either Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo or California. I'll be working on the marketing of a device in the German, Spanish and English markets. I would like to think after those 2 years I could really make a step up and hopefully lead a department, and get to travel a lot because I didn't do a language degree just to stay in the UK.

What do you think about the teaching you received?

I've been so happy with the teaching I received, I really enjoyed the accessibility of staff and they've always made the time for me - it's really made a difference to my University experience - they're   brilliant with career advice, anything, they've always so willing. Also, Having all of my teachers along one corridor has been really useful.

Describe your time here in three words:

BUSY, INVALUABLE, DIVERSE

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