Anouska Khimasia

Politics and Economics suited me, as both subjects complimented each other, and the degree allowed me to see how these two subjects interact with each other.

The course gave me flexibility in that I could pursue my interests by selecting specific modules. The lecturers are always willing to support me in whatever manner, and the facilities - such as the library - have been a great resource in helping me with my degree.

I completed a summer placement at the House of Commons, where I was working for the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. This was organised by Brunel and allowed me to gain experience analysing and writing reports, and also the opportunity to network and see how Parliament operates. This experience has helped both my analytical skills tremendously but also enabled me to perhaps see future career opportunities within the Houses of Parliament.

I enjoy studying at Brunel due to the close proximity to London, but also the facilities on campus. The accommodation is really close to the lecture centre, which makes studying here convenient and easy. Alongside academic life, I have really enjoyed participating in the Politics Society and the Equestrian Society.

Some of the biggest challenges I have faced are time management and academic writing, but Brunel have always supported me and helped me to improve considerably. I look forward to writing my dissertation subject on an area of economics that I am passionate about, and I am positive my supervisor will support me throughout the process.

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