Kenneth James Mumwiro - Undergraduate - University of Derby

Kenneth

Derby Business School Student Profiles Kenneth James Mumwiro

“The way the lectures were structured and delivered made the experience quite enjoyable. The fact that the lecturers were supportive and available to address any concerns made the learning process less daunting”
Kenneth James Mumwiro

Kenneth Mumwiro is 39 and from Zimbabwe. He's studying the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, and won the NDLSCA Award for Best Stage One Accounting Student, 2010.

I need a degree to get the career I want

A while ago I left school armed with three A Levels, bucket loads of enthusiasm and ambition, confident of making my mark on the world economic stage. It didn't take me a long time to realise that I was 'under-armed'. Despite all the experience I was amassing supplemented by in-house training, I came to accept that employers favoured graduate trainees. And so after years of hard work and minimum gains, it was back to the drawing board or more appropriately back to the classroom.

My first year at Derby

For the first year, I've covered eight modules where I was re-acquainted with some mathematical formulae (which I'm sure as a teenager I had vowed never again!). However, the way the lectures were structured and delivered made the experience quite enjoyable. The fact that the lecturers were supportive and available to address any concerns made the learning process less daunting.

My future

There are a lot of challenges facing today's graduates, with unemployment topping the list, so there is a lot of competition for in the job market. This uncertainty has become a source of motivation to excel and winning the NDLSCA Award for Best Stage One Accounting Student seems to affirm that I must be doing something right! I cherish and look at this award as the beginning of big and better things.