Nicholas Cunniffe, BSc Economics

Prior to university, I attended Sir John Deane’s sixth form College in Northwich, Cheshire, where I studied mathematics, French, geography and economics. Outside of the classroom, I also played football for the college first team.

I chose the University of Bristol as I had visited the City of Bristol on a number of occasions in the past, and I have always liked the city itself. I also knew a number of friends who had studied at Bristol in the past who loved it! In addition, I felt that I would enjoy the particular modules of the economics course at Bristol.

At A-level, my favourite courses were mathematics and economics. Having looked at the economics course at Bristol, I felt that this course offered a good blend of maths and economics, and therefore I would enjoy the course.

I would highly recommend coming to the University of Bristol. I’ve had a great first year and made friends from all over the country. There’s always something to do at Bristol, and I’m always kept busy; be it completing assignments or passing time with one of Bristol’s societies. In fact, during my first year, I represented the University’s first team in the football varsity match – and we won!

Beyond university, I’m hoping for a career in the finance industry. I think that my course provides a good basis to learn some of the skills required to work in this area and be successful.

Nicholas Cunniffe, BSc Economics
Winner of the Dean's Prize for Outstanding First Year Performance
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