Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?
I studied for my A levels in Geography, Economics and Government & Politics at Mill Hill School, in North London.
What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?
I chose Brookes mainly for two reasons. First being its great reputation for Real Estate and this is something I picked up on during my work experience prior to applying to university. Secondly was the university itself and its location. Studying in Oxford is a factor in itself. I also visited several other universities offering similar courses and Brookes by far had the best feel.
What do/did you think of the course while studying here?
I had an amazing three years studying here. I found that the practical nature of the coursework especially, really prepared me for life in the working world. The lecturers and staff all vested a huge amount of time in helping us get the most out of our time at Brookes which was invaluable.
What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?
The best bits have to be the people. I still see all my course friends on a weekly basis. Everyone is so friendly and the university has such a great atmosphere.
What advice do you have for others?
To definitely get involved in the university and societies as much as you can. The people you meet and the friends you make at university carry through to the working world. Explore Oxford too – it’s a great City with lots of hidden gems.
After graduating from Brookes what were the next steps for your career and where are you working now?
I graduated back in 2014 and started straight on a graduate scheme at a company called Jones Norris Adams, who is a niche firm of commercial surveyors in the West End. I am due to sit my APC this October where hopefully I will become chartered.
What so far have been the best moments?
There have been many highlights. Generally working in Central London is amazing fun. There are always graduate social events going on and so much to get involved with.
What so far have been the most challenging moments?
I would have to say now, preparing for my APC final assessment. Having to keep up with day to day work as well as making sure enough revision is being done is not easy!