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Adam Baksh

BA (Hons) Business Economics

The lecturers are experienced and always happy to share information and knowledge. Seminars were mature and collaborative, with questions opening the floor to discussions.

I wanted a degree to open doors to new and exciting career paths.

Adam Baksh

Why Teesside?

Coming to university as a mature student was a decision that took a lot of planning. I wanted a degree to open doors to new and exciting career paths. Teesside University was recommended by friends and it’s in a great location.

Why business economics?

I wanted to study a subject that would challenge and interest me. There is scope in economics to learn lots of different things. It’s very prevalent in the current economy and understanding how the world works allows me to be more critically minded.

Favourite part of the course?

I liked the small class size and the tutoring was fantastic. The lecturers are experienced and always happy to share information and knowledge. Seminars were mature and collaborative, with questions opening the floor to discussions. My favourite modules were Introduction to Microeconomics and Introduction to Macroeconomics, as well as Business Finance.

Tell us about the campus and services

The library was amazing and it’s open 24/7 so I would study there on a night. The Students’ Union was a great place to hang out – food was well priced and the social events were great.

The careers service was unbelievable, ensuring I was prepared for interviews and had all the information I needed to get a great graduate role. I’ve stayed in touch with staff even after leaving.

Tell us about Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is my hometown. I think it has a lot to offer and is usually underestimated.

What do you get involved in outside of your studies?

I was part of the squash club and competed against other universities.

I was also the course representative for my cohort, giving my class a voice. I secured more library resources and coordinated decisions.

As well as this, I was a student ambassador for the Business School. I enjoyed showcasing what we had to offer to prospective students and answering their questions. It made me realise how great Teesside University really is.

What skills have you gained?

I have learned how to research correctly, voice concerns and challenge my peers. I’ve also worked collaboratively, developing my critical thinking and presentation skills

Future ambitions?

I want to climb the career ladder in investment consulting. I’m currently studying to be a Chartered Financial Analyst. In the future, I might consider studying a PhD and look to become a lecturer.

Would you recommend Teesside?

Yes - Teesside has a great team who will guide, support and mentor you throughout your degree. The teaching was fantastic and the resources are great.

Any advice for future students?

Don't be afraid to ask questions, no matter how stupid you think it is. Join a club or society and make friends.

 
 
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