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Lubica Kuboveova

After graduating, Lubica is now working at KPMG in her native Slovakia.

"For me the University of Worcester was a perfect place to study due to the friendly and supportive atmosphere," said Lubica. "I found support at every step. During my first year, the international office was a big help to me in integrating socially at a foreign university. This experience inspired me to go abroad in my second year which turned out to be a very worthwhile experience.

"During the exchange I was in contact with the placement coordinator and other advisory staff as I was searching for a year-long finance placement. Thanks to the support of my academic tutor and other staff I was successful at the interview and I secured Finance a placement with the NHS Worcestershire soon after I returned from Germany. I enjoyed my placement throughout and I felt I was better prepared for my final year at the university.

"My final year was tremendous, I realised I was learning much more thanks to the working experience. I also based my independence study at the NHS Worcestershire and my placement mentor became my supervisor which resulted into a very productive relationship.

"The first class degree, which I gained at the University of Worcester, and the graduate job I secured at the KPMG are only reflecting the quality of my experience and the extend to which University of Worcester prepared me for the journey of becoming a professional."

Lubica feels that her course was a good preparation for her career. "Firstly, I learned to write business reports, research various companies and topics and work independently," she said. "I learned to speak and present confidently in front of a larger group and present my ideas clearly.

"Secondly, my modules covered a broad scale of business matters which helped me to see things in the bigger picture and transfer knowledge between subjects.

"Thirdly, many lecturers were inspirational and their drive motivated me to learn and challenge and achieve my best."