“My degree is equipping me with the right tools for work when I graduate, not just theoretically but also practically as there are lots of opportunities to practise what you have learnt”
– Luke Rowarth
Luke is studying BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance.
Studying at Derby
I felt a degree would help me because the job market is very competitive and a degree will help me stand out to employers.
I've studied a variety of areas in accounting and finance from the basics of financial and management accounting, business economics, simple maths, audit and taxation to law in accounting. My favourite module was probably economics as we got to see how the economies of Britain and overseas were affected by business decisions.
Lecturers who really want us to succeed
The lecturers are really supportive, friendly and are able to give advice on their specialist subject and even career advice. They are all specialists in their subjects and some have written books that sell worldwide on their subject. As well as that they always ensure they get the best work out of each student to make sure we all succeed.
Living in Derby
At the start of the course studying, making new friends and experiencing Derby as a city were made easier by the fact that everyone was new and in the same boat.
Derby is a really friendly student place. It's easy to make friends as everyone just wants to get to know each other, which combined with fresher's fortnight, makes it easy to find your own group of friends.
Challenging but rewarding
My course is both extremely rewarding and very challenging in different ways. When you accomplish things and do well you always feel so much better about yourself. That's what happens regularly at Derby as you're always being tested on new material which you think you may struggle with, but ultimately you find that you've actually learned so much under the guidance of the lecturers, this allows you to do extremely well in every test you undertake.
Preparing me for work
I would definitely recommend a degree at Derby, as it is a great city and University with a brilliant vibe. I feel that by doing my degree here is equipping me with the right tools for work when I graduate, not just theoretically but also practically as there are lots of opportunities to practise what you have learnt.