Bethany Whalley, Economics with Year in Industry

Bethany Whalley

BSc Economics with a Year in Industry

From: Solihull, West Midlands

Top three tips for university:

1) Get involved with everything you can regarding societies, sports etc.

2) Speak to as many people as possible in your halls, course especially when you first start

3) Balance your social and work life


Why did you choose to study at the University of Liverpool Management School?

I felt like the module leaders and lecturers who did talks on open days were very friendly and I felt like you would be well supported in the Management school which I now know is very true now. 


Why did you choose your course?

I have always had a love for maths and therefore I took Economics at A-level which led me to take it at University level. I felt like Economics is degree which doesn’t close many doors for job opportunities.


What skills have you developed?

My sixth form helped to develop independence however university has further developed this skill.

It has also helped me to be prepared for job applications especially with my placement preparation module.


How have you handled any of the challenges of University?

There are many people that can help you from your friends that you live with to the student support office in the management school.


How have you found the learning experience?

I have very little contact hours therefore I must do a lot of work outside of contact hours. But it has been very interesting being able to learn new things to do with the subject I enjoy.


How did you source your placement?

I used online resources like ratemyplacement and the careers hub.


What are your future career goals?

Completely undecided. Something to do with the environment but still incorporating economics. It might be something financial with helping the environment on the side.


What advice would you give to someone thinking of taking year in industry?

That you will gain so much experience and it will prepare you for the future when in your career. It will also enhance your CV a lot especially if you are lacking in much work experience.


What have you enjoyed most about your student experience?

Meeting a wide combination of people from different backgrounds and being able to interact with them.


What do you get up to when you are not studying?

I spend a lot of time socialising with my friends and playing sport. I am a co-president of the Economics society and play in a netball team.


What have you enjoyed about living in Liverpool?

There is always something that you can do around the city and it has a really good nightlife.