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Academic and extra curricular balance at Brunel

Marvin Luzinda

Brunel University offered the perfect balance between being vibrant and having good educational standards

Marvin, Undergraduate

Economics and Accounting BSc

From UK

Why did you decide to study at Brunel?

I initially picked Brunel because I didn’t want to be too far from family and Brunel provided a perfect opportunity for that. To me it was a London university without all the ‘Hustle and Bustle’ of the City. It also offered the perfect balance between being vibrant and having good educational standards, and was one of few universities that provided a placement year in conjunction with the course I wanted to study – Economics with Accounting.

What do you enjoy about your course?

The university and course have met everything on my list of expectations, and more. The course itself has been interesting and is mostly exam based with minimal coursework, which suits me perfectly. The lectures are combined with seminars, which work together throughout the year to prepare you for the exams.

Currently I’m on placement in the Brunel University London Operations department, which again has been a new experience. I have been given a long term project to work on alongside the day to day work schedule; everyday there’s something fresh to approach, so the work isn’t repetitive. After university I plan to travel and do some charity work, because it’s something I am passionate about.

What is your favourite part of studying at Brunel?

Brunel has a lot to offer especially when it comes to extra-curricular opportunities/activities. I was able to take up acting for the first time and also took part in the infamous Varsity – a day of sporting competition against our rivals St Marys University - as a part of the men’s football team. There’s something for everyone at Brunel; as a ‘Brunelian’ you’ll never feel out of place.