What our students think
Two things in particular attracted me to DUBS: the collegiate system and small city-campus gives rise to good community feeling and makes it an enjoyable place to study. The second reason was the variety of courses offered by DUBS, and the ability to choose different modules from these as part of the economics programme; I have therefore been able to study core and specialised economic theory alongside corporate finance and even Marketing, which has given me a diverse and wide-ranging knowledge.
The course has been diverse and entertaining as well as demanding. Studying at DUBS has improved my personal study skills, such as the ability to take basic overviews/explanations of theories and learn them more deeply through further reading and worked examples. This skill will not only benefit me throughout my academic life, but also into the workplace.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two years at Durham. I have managed to gain a deep and varied knowledge of core economic principles whilst improving my study skills. It was therefore a proud moment for me to achieve the Academic Achievement Award and BP Departmental award for getting the highest overall mark in the second year.
I have yet to decide what to pursue upon leaving the business school, however the sectors of Banking and Finance are of a great interest to me, as is the possibility of building on my knowledge through further study. Regardless of what I decide, I feel that studying at DUBS has given me the knowledge and wider skill-set to succeed.
Studying at Durham University amongst research-active academics gives you a real sense that you are participating in an ideas centred, progress driven environment where lecturers are contributors to their respective academic fields, pushing for understanding and knowledge of the world. This helps you feel involved in the academic world as being amongst individuals with real passions for their areas makes you want to find your passion for a certain area and become more scholarly, exploring topics with an open mind and critical thinking which are necessary to make a thoughtful contribution.