Daniel Jones

BA Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry

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

I chose to study here for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was the only Open Day where I felt strongly enough to want to sign up there and then. The general atmosphere of the School and the friendliness of the students and members of staff made the whole experience memorable. I also chose the University of Liverpool because it is a member of The Russell Group, a group of prestigious research-focussed Universities in the UK.


Why did you choose your course?

I chose Accounting & Finance with a Year in Industry as I knew that it was a degree that would offer many opportunities. I’ve always had a love of numbers and a keen interest in the business world so this course allows me to merge the two. A definite highlight of studying Accounting & Finance here is that the course offers the maximum number of exemptions from the main Chartered Accounting organisations, including 12 exemptions from the ICAEW and 9 exemptions from ACCA. Gaining these exemptions will help me secure a job after graduating and certainly make me stand out from the crowd.


What skills have you developed?

At ULMS you develop a plethora of skills no matter what degree you study here, such as time management, communication and teamwork.  University allows people the opportunity to find out who they truly are as a person, and also offers experiences that cannot be had anywhere else; I can honestly say that this is something the University of Liverpool truly excels at.


 

How will a placement prepare you for work after University?

I’m really looking forward to my placement as it will give me a true insight into how my studies and knowledge will be used in the real world of work.


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

Do it! Statistics show – sorry, my inner accountant is coming out - that those who spend a Year in Industry generally get a higher classification of degree than those that don’t. It’s also an amazing experience that could land you with a place on a graduate scheme with your host company. And you also get paid!


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

When I’m not studying, running the Archery Club takes up a lot of my time. I’m also a Brand Manager for Camp America which keeps me busy. When I find a spare second to stop and relax, however, I love to go to comedy nights in the Guild, walk around Liverpool, go out with friends and have a few pints in the pub.


Is University different to what you expected?

I knew before starting University that there is a lot of independence and that it can be quite tiring at times but it’s also the most fun you’ll ever have. I was surprised at how easy it is to make friends; you just need to leave your room and start chatting to someone.