Case Study

Jasmin Banerjee

BA (Hons) Business and Management

Jasmin Banerjee is a second-year student on the BA (Hons) Business and Management course at the University of Sunderland in London. She tells us about how she’s been discovering new passions and gaining confidence in herself.

My experiences at the University have given me confidence in myself and made me feel like nothing is impossible.

“Before coming to the University, I worked as a Human Resources and Recruitment officer in the healthcare sector. When I was looking for universities, I originally thought I’d study something related to that.

But I decided it would be better to explore my options - although I like that the Business and Management course does cover Human Resources as well. At first, I was a little nervous. I didn’t think business studies was necessarily my calling. 

Looking back as a second years student though, I’m amazed at just how much the course covers. I’ve learnt more than I ever thought I could. I’m growing the skills I already have from my work experience plus getting an in-depth knowledge of how businesses run successfully.

I get on really well with the people on my course. I think it helps that we all have such diverse backgrounds and a lot of us are mature students. I was worried I’d be the only one, but I actually have that in common with a lot of people.

It’s also been easier adjusting to university study than I thought it would be. The lecturers have all been a big help with that. My expectations for my future have changed. I feel like I’m building towards the kind of career I can be excited about.

When I think about the sort of life I could have, I imagine working in a big firm or building my own business. I want to become a confident and professional entrepreneur. Nobody can really predict what the future will hold. I just want to carry on and follow my ambitions. 

My experiences at the University have given me confidence in myself and made me feel like nothing is impossible.”

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