Undergraduate degree in Business Studies and Accounting – University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate degree in Business Studies and Accounting – University of Edinburgh

My undergraduate degree was a joint honours degree in Business Studies and Accountancy, where I achieved a 2:1 grade.

I mostly focused on marketing related modules. My career focus has changed over the years, but the steps have been gradual, moving from digital marketing, to writing, to developing the websites where the content is hosted.

One of my most signicant achievements during my undergraduate degree was competing in the final of the British Universities Brightest Business Brains Competition. The competition was in the form of an online test, a bit like the screening tests used by recruiters. I was first made aware of the competition by my flatmate, who had taken the test and ranked 43rd. A few hours later he was down to 44th, as I had ranked 39th.

We both went to the final as part of the top ranked 60 participants. While there, I was informed there had been more than 3,000 people who had started the test. 

The final consisted of various challenges. There was a verbal reasoning challenge, where we debated the merits of allowing prisoners to vote; a general knowledge round and a protect the egg challenge.

I didn’t win the competition, but was informed via email that I had finished 15th on the day. 15th out of more than 3,000 entrants is a decent result, right?

My undergraduate degree was a joint honours degree in Business Studies and Accountancy, where I achieved a 2:1 grade.

I mostly focused on marketing related modules. My career focus has changed over the years, but the steps have been gradual, moving from digital marketing, to writing, to developing the websites where the content is hosted.

One of my most signicant achievements during my undergraduate degree was competing in the final of the British Universities Brightest Business Brains Competition. The competition was in the form of an online test, a bit like the screening tests used by recruiters. I was first made aware of the competition by my flatmate, who had taken the test and ranked 43rd. A few hours later he was down to 44th, as I had ranked 39th.

We both went to the final as part of the top ranked 60 participants. While there, I was informed there had been more than 3,000 people who had started the test. 

The final consisted of various challenges. There was a verbal reasoning challenge, where we debated the merits of allowing prisoners to vote; a general knowledge round and a protect the egg challenge.

I didn’t win the competition, but was informed via email that I had finished 15th on the day. 15th out of more than 3,000 entrants is a decent result, right?