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Joe Yates

Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Degree: MSc Management, 2020

Graduate Client Manager, CGA Strategy

Why did you choose to study at LUMS?

After attending LUMS for my undergraduate degree I learnt about the range of courses on offer in the school. When I decided to go on to further study, I knew it was the perfect place to expand my knowledge and learn more skills.

What was the best thing about your course?

The best thing about my course was the variety of modules studied, which allowed me to access all aspects of the business world and gave me loads of skills to show off on my CV.

Describe your time at LUMS in three words.

Challenging, practical, stimulating.

What are the best things about living in the Lancaster area?

The city is growing and has a lively student environment, yet it is very close to the picturesque English countryside.

What impact did scholarships or funding have on your degree experience?

The funding grants made my degree accessible and allowed me to enjoy my time in Lancaster without having to worry about money.

Which parts of your Lancaster experience were the best preparation for your job?

Working with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds gave me a taste of how to teamwork in a professional environment.

What impact has Lancaster had on your career?

My time at Lancaster allowed me to identify and reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in order to allow me to make the most of myself for my future career.