Lavinda Richards

BSc (Hons) Business and Management

The course has been everything I hoped it would be and the fact that it offers a work placement has been particularly good.

“After studying a variety of subjects at A-level I was initially drawn to study a degree in a creative area. Deep down, however, I knew I had a passion for business and a desire to become a business or recruitment consultant in the longer term.

Wanting to take this forward, but being unsure whether I could transfer to a business course or whether my sixth form studies would allow me to study in this area, I sought the help of the Careers Service at Edge Hill University. It was through their advice and encouragement that I began the BSc (Hons) Business and Management.

The course has been everything I hoped it would be and the fact that it offers a work placement has been particularly good. Another highlight has been the Study China programme I took part in, which included visits to cultural sights, trips to businesses and time with families. Through this I learned the Mandarin language and was able to fully embrace the culture.

As well as this, I undertook some work experience as a teaching assistant to help boost my CV and joined the University’s Employability programme to discover what employers are looking for. Not only has this enhanced my employability skills, it has provided me with additional credits towards my degree and given me a certificate from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

I believe my studies have enabled me to build on my existing skills and taught me that to reach your ambitions you need to keep going, even when things may get difficult. Through my time at Edge Hill I have developed my resilience and self-motivation to strive for a better life and now look forward to working in a career area that once I had never thought possible.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Business and Management.