From an early age I was always interested in Mathematics and as a teenager I became interested in people and their relationship with money. Money and commerce has been around for thousands of years making economics a vital part of our society.
At secondary school I was able to study Calculus as well as straight Mathematics and when I reached college I picked up Advanced Mathematics and Economics. Whilst at school I was involved in my school’s Young Enterprise scheme which gave me first-hand experience of leadership and management, skills that I hope to build upon during my time at university.
As a keen member of the Young Enterprise scheme I played an important role in the success of our school’s organic vegetable business that sold vegetables grown by pupils to help raise money for things like sports equipment and a new television for the senior common room.
To keep up to date with the current economic climate and industry news I am a subscriber to “The Economist” and also regularly buy papers such as “The Times” and “The Guardian”.
Throughout the later stages of secondary school and college I worked part time at my local bakery which gave me further insight into how small businesses operate and are managed.
I hope that during my time at university I will have the chance to undertake a work experience placement with a larger corporation so I can compare how the management styles change as a company gets larger.
Outside of school I am very involved in my local amateur dramatics society and have appeared in stage shows such as “Grease”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and numerous Christmas pantomimes.
In addition to my time spent acting I also strive to develop my performance skills by taking weekly singing lessons and participating in drama workshops.
I feel that my skills, experience, and personal attributes make me the ideal candidate to study Economics and Management. By building on my skills and experience whilst on the course I aim to gain an entry level position in the financial sector after graduating.