Ben Dharmanandan

Course: BSc Accounting and Finance

Why did you decide to study at the Business School (formerly Cass)?

The position of the Business School in the league tables was a huge factor with regard to student satisfaction and teaching quality. The location of City was perfect for me as I wanted to remain at home in London, and also recruiters told me that the Business School had a fantastic reputation, therefore I just had to apply.

Once you'd received offers from different universities how did you make your decision to choose City?

It was a no brainer for me, fantastic location, skilled teaching, and to have a reputation that would speak volumes on a CV was something I couldn't turn down.

What was your favourite thing about studying at City?

The location is perfect, there are many ways to get to City, and there are restaurants, gyms, parks, stations, event halls, and so much more, all within 15 minute walks from the university. Also I love the fact that as City/Business School students we get so many benefits like special invitations to events and exemptions from certain professional body certifications.

What kind of things were you involved in outside your course?

I was a Student Ambassador, part of some societies who meet up on campus, and had a great time with friends outside of university hours too. I lived at home, about an hour journey from City, and it has not prevented me from enjoying university life.

Have you had the opportunity to do any placements as part of your course?

I was able to go out on a year long placement at SAP, which has been one of the best decisions I made, as it has cultivated my personality and defined my career focus.

What would be your top tip for our applicants?

Be diligent. You are investing in yourself, and you are priceless, therefore, research and know what you want to do at university because you want the best for yourself! Don't be afraid to ask questions, everyone is here to learn. It's a cliché, but be yourself, you create your own success. Your story starts here at university, write a life that you will be proud of at the End.

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