Priya Sharma is a 2nd year International Political Economy student. She became a City student through Clearing – a decision she is now happy about.
What were you doing before you came to study at City?
I was attending sixth form studying A-level in Economics, Government & Politics and Mathematics as well as completing an Extended Project Qualification.
Why did you decide to apply to study at City, University of London?
I initially applied to City as I wished to study at a London university. However, on results day I ended becoming a City student through Clearing – a decision I’m very happy I made! City Career’s Service is something which particularly drew me to the University. It offers a wide range services from CV checks, interview preparation to several career events. This service is available to students even after they graduate. The assessment methods appealed to me greatly as well. As someone who doesn’t particularly like exams or mathematics, the International Political Economy course is a great fit as it is much more essay-based.
What is your favourite thing about studying at City?
I appreciate the wide range of modules available as well as the number of non-academic opportunities e.g. career events and societies.
What kind of things are you involved in outside of your course?
Outside of my course, I am a Marketing Student Ambassador. It is a great way to develop many skills but also an extremely flexible way to earn some money. I also recently took part in the Employability Skills Programme, which included attending several career workshops to help enhance skills employers are looking for.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
After graduating I plan on pursuing a career in finance or the public sector. I would also love to travel with my job and take up opportunities entailing new experiences.
What would be your top tip for our applicants?
Do something you enjoy. You will be studying a course for the next 3-4 years, so make it as enjoyable as possible. Get involved with other non-academic opportunities from the get-go. City has a lot more than just academia to offer you.