Minerva Beltran Van Camp
Top three tips for University:
1) Join as many clubs and societies as you can to try new things and meet new people.
2) Do not procrastinate, but take a break if needed.
3) Once you fall behind on work it is hard to catch up and you will get stressed. Adhere to a schedule and do not delay projects!
How did you research the options open to you for University?
I mainly used UCAS and several ranking sites to check which universities seemed to be the best fit.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Liverpool Management School?
The University of Liverpool itself is a great University and part of the Russel Group. As an International Student and having visited other UK cities, Liverpool was the one I liked the most. Its Business School is a prestigious and accredited school and studying at ULMS allows me to be a part of this. I am also able to use state of the art facilities like the Bloomberg suite.
Why did you choose your course?
I actually started studying an honours course of Business and Politics. I was sceptical as I thought I would not like the business aspect of it, but I enjoyed it so much that I transferred degrees. International Business as a degree opens many doors at it touches so many disciplines, and it has a worldwide view on business and finance which the Business Management course could lack. It is also great if you want to add a language as part of your degree.
What skills have you developed?
I have become more of a critical thinker, comparing data and assessing different sources. I have become a better communicator through participating in oral presentations and written coursework, and I have realised the importance of networking. I have also developed a deep understanding on the World’s economy and the structure of all the institutions that involved.
How have you handled any of the challenges of University?
I have had to start using checklist procedures and have had to adhere to schedules to manage my time adequately. I have also used sport to deal with any stress.
How have you found the learning experience?
Challenging as it is not just about memorising, you rather have to deeply understand the matter to build your own conclusions and write research papers, however very interesting and rewarding.
How have you found the switch to online learning and what support has the Management School provided?
The online teaching support is good and has made the teaching as pleasant as possible.
What are your future career goals?
I am not sure of what I want to work as but I am interested in Investment Management.
What clubs and societies are you involved in?
I am the treasurer of the Women’s Rugby League team, and I am part of the Business Management Society, the Salsa Club and the Feminist Society.
What have you enjoyed about living in Liverpool?
Liverpool is a vibrant city with a huge selection of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, museums…It being a student city means it is a very welcoming and international one, it’s just big enough but not overwhelming and there are many fun activities happening all year long.
What have you enjoyed most about your student experience?
Being part of a sports team and finding the degree that suits me best, as well as making friends for life.