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Charlotte Bale

Business Management and Finance Graduate

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Charlotte Bale

Project Co-ordinator at Adnams plc

My business and finance degree has prepared me for my role at Adnams in a number of ways. The financial knowledge I gained at university has not only helped me in the day-to-day tasks I conduct, but has also given me the confidence to involve myself in discussions and question current ideas and processes.

Communication is an incredibly important part of my role, I did not realise at the time but writing my assignments really strengthened these skills. Moreover, before university, I would get so nervous giving presentations but now I love it!

I really enjoyed all of my time at the University of Suffolk and I have some fantastic memories.

One of my favourite experiences was working on my dissertation, my supervisor Laura Locke was incredibly helpful and put me in contact with several local businesswomen. I was able to meet and interview some really inspiring women and attended a Suffolk Business Women event at Seckford Hall. It was an incredible experience I will never forget.

 As cliché as it sounds, hard work pays off. But that doesn’t mean you have to hide away in books for the next three years. Stash up on snacks and work with your friends in the library - working together and bouncing ideas off each other really helps.

Go and see your lecturers if you’re struggling, they want you to do well too – they’re on the same team as you! They are also usually very passionate about their subject (once you get them talking, it’s hard to get them to stop) and they will make sure you’re on the right track.

And lastly, there will be times when it seems hard but getting your degree is such an amazing achievement – you will not regret it!