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Greatness Unlocked Alexandra Keir

Alexandra graduated from UA92 with a degree in Accounting and Finance. Here’s what she’s been up to since she finished her studies at UA92.

How did you hear about UA92?

It was Lancaster University that first told me about UA92. I was instantly curious and contacted them to find out more. It wasn’t like the traditional universities I had visited, and I liked that, but I would still get a prestigious degree from Lancaster University, which was an added bonus!

Why did you choose to study at UA92?

The Lancaster connection was a big draw but I also liked their approach. The structured timetable was great because I knew exactly when my classes would be. Also, I wouldn’t be too far from my hometown of Liverpool so I could pop back regularly to see my friends and family.

What career opportunities did you get at UA92?

I had so many great opportunities. If you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone, you can do some amazing things. UA92 have some fantastic industry partners who provide insight days and guest lectures. In my third year I got to do a placement with Sedulo which helped me decide which area of finance I wanted to go into.

Did you feel prepared for the world of work?

At UA92, there’s a big focus on Character and Personal Development and we were encouraged to grow our network on LinkedIn and in-person events. It’s important to start thinking about your career early on. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but it is easier if you have an idea from the start.

My work placement made me feel more prepared. It was interesting to see how all the different departments worked together to solve a problem. It helped me understand more about how businesses operate in the real-world.

What have you been up to since graduation?

I’m now working for Sedulo as a Corporate Tax Assistant. When I did my work placement, I got to spend time in four different departments. This helped me decide which area I enjoyed most. I also realised what I great company they are to work for. I loved how they rewarded their staff and organised monthly events.

Any advice for other students?

I would say just go for it! I was the first in my family to get a degree and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Have confidence in yourself and you’ll never look back!