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Vaidotas Zala

Programme: Business and Management
Year of study: 1

The main reason I chose to study at Aston Business School was because of its reputation.  I consulted the Financial Times and found Aston Business School had a high ranking programme.  I felt the entry requirements were obtainable and Aston’s reputation was improving year on year.

The best thing about studying at Aston Business School is the progressive degree programme which includes modules that are relevant to the current business environment. The teaching is very good, the lecturers are knowledgeable and they are friendly and willing to help if a student has a problem.

Vaidotas Zala
Vaidotas Zala

 The module content is excellent and choosing my second year modules was straight-forward due to the practical nature of the modules available.  I have also found the support staff to be helpful on the rare occasions I have required help.

Aston’s campus was quite a surprise when I first experienced it because of the green setting in an urban city!  I found it was easy to find my way around when I started studying due to the compact campus.  Studying and living in Birmingham is great because, although I live off campus everything is a short distance away in regards to accommodation, study, shops and travel links. I feel safe in Birmingham and especially so on campus.

I have made good friends in my degree programme and the various societies I have joined through the students’ guild. Students are very friendly and I did not struggle fitting in or finding friends. I have joined Aston’s SIS Society, who have staged various events during my first year which have been enjoyable and the presentations and workshops have been very good.  Through this I have had the opportunity to meet representatives from commercial organisations to discuss career opportunities and advise on progressing in my chosen career. I also joined the Aston Investment Society which has also been very enjoyable because I have been able to develop my interest in investment banking.

The careers department have been helpful with advice on constructing a CV and they have also given me advice on my career plans after university. I have been interested in investment banking prior to joining Aston Business School and my time here has confirmed this as my chosen career path.

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