- Course: BA Communication and Media
- Year of graduation: 2017
- Nationality: British
Why did you choose to study your BA at the University of Leeds?
Without a doubt, Leeds is the best place to be if you want to study media, ranking in the top five universities for communications and media in the UK. The city nightlife and the student union is also amazing, so it was these three factors which made me choose Leeds – and I’m so glad I did!
Tell us about the opportunities you took advantage of at Leeds.
In my second year at university I joined the COMMSOC society as Head of Marketing, which gave me lots of exciting opportunities such as arranging night outs for all School of Media and Communication students, and helping organise the end of year summer ball.
How has your experience of studying a BA helped you in your career?
After graduating, I went into advertising/media planning and am currently an Account Assistant at Carat Leeds, part of Dentsu Aegis Network. My job is based in client services but encompasses a range of things such as competitor monitoring, reporting and using data and insight to drive business performance for clients.
My time at Leeds was great – I loved my course and the tutors really go out of their way to help you succeed in the best way possible. The school also hold regular socials and career events which is great as it means you get to meet other like-minded students and network with industry professionals.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering studying the degree you graduated in?
Make the most of your time at Leeds – three years goes quickly so enjoy your first year as much as possible. Attend all the career events as you’ll never know who you might meet, but most of all, enjoy spending the time researching the topic and subject your degree offers as you might not have chance to do this once you enter the working world!