Olivia Buah, BSc Economics and Mathematics

I came to Bristol because I really liked the city from what I saw on the open day; there are lots of things to do but still small enough to feel homely. I knew that the university was highly ranked for my subject and had lots of fun sports clubs to join.

Prior to university, I was studying maths, further maths, economics and geography A-Levels at Camden School for girls. My favourite subjects were maths and economics, and my choice of degree has allowed me to combine these, meaning that I get the best of both.

At Bristol I have had the opportunity to make many great friends who share my interests. I find that Bristol is big enough that there are always things happening, places to go, and things to do, but at the same time, I’ll always see someone I know in Sainsburys!

Outside of lectures, I’ve had the opportunity to take part (and win!) the university cheerleading competition as part of the Bristol Jets – that was a fantastic day.

I find that the lecturers are so passionate about their subjects – they pass their enthusiasm on to you, and are willing to spare their time to teach you and to help you.

If I were to give one piece of advice to a prospective student, I would tell them; Make sure you introduce yourself to as many people as possible during the first few weeks in your lectures for example, and keep trying to meet more and be friendly the whole way through. Join a society, go to lecturers’ office hours and work really hard from year 1 so things are easier later on.

Olivia Buah, BSc Economics and Mathematics
Winner of the Miles Fleming prize
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