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My Surrey Experience - Camilla Spearing, MSc Economics

"The quality of the Economics department at the University and its high ranking in the league tables is what attracted me to study my Masters here."

Camilla Spearing - Economics - University of Surrey

I have wanted to work in the field of Economics ever since studying the subject at GCSE. I feel that Economics teaches you ways to make a difference in the world. The quality of the Economics department at the University and its high ranking in the league tables is what attracted me to study my Masters here.

I have enjoyed all the topics I have discovered so far on the programme. We learn about new software packages that will be extremely valuable in the workplace. The academic staff are great and there is a friendly support network around you of lecturers and PhD Students who are helpful in answering questions. The facilities are also good. I use the MSc computer lab everyday as it is a great space to work with my classmates.

I like the accommodation at the University of Surrey, especially because it has secure bike storage and you do not have to worry about any extra bills. My accommodation is a short walk from the amazing Surrey Sports Park where I train with the Ultimate Frisbee Team. I played the sport at my previous university and I knew Surrey had a team so I was excited to start playing with them. We are very successful in a number of competitions. It is also great to socialise outside of training with the team who have been super friendly and have definitely made my experience at Surrey fun.

I have certainly increased in confidence through coming to the University of Surrey. I am able to argue my case and explaining my workings out to my peers in the MSc computer lab, as well as work as part of a team playing sport. The university has been a great stepping stone into hopefully going on to do a PhD or perhaps working in an organisation such as the World Bank or the UN.

 

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