Profile - Tevfik Yigit Aslan

Why did you choose to come to Exeter?

I think Exeter is a great city for students especially in terms of safety and social activity. It has a perfect balance of rural and urban areas. This applies to the University of Exeter's campus too as it has a lot of large green spaces. Also, the variety of facilities, sport clubs and societies that the University of Exeter offers, has played a big role in my decision.

Why have you chosen your subject of study?

I have always been interested in business and how companies operate and I realised that I am most interested in the financial side of the business, so I decided to study Accounting and Finance. Also, seeing that the University of Exeter Business School is highly reputable and one of the best -if not the best- ensured me that I am making a right choice by studying Accounting and Finance at Exeter.

What career aspirations do you have?

I would like to work for a big, global company after I graduate to gain work experience and to start building my career, however my ultimate goal is to establish my own business and successfully run it for many years.

What will you be doing outside of study?

I am looking forward to joining the tennis club as I really enjoy playing tennis and I would like to improve my skills. I am also planning to join the Business and Finance Society as I think it would be great way to meet new people with common interests, and I would be interested in attending the conferences that they arrange. I heard that there are often speakers at the conferences who are very specialised in their area of expertise and it would be a great opportunity to listen to these people.

What does receiving this scholarship mean to you and how will it impact on your time at Exeter and beyond?

I am so grateful to have been awarded this scholarship because it will greatly help me to fund my student life such as paying society fees, gym fees, groceries and course resources. All these expenses could put me under a financial stress which would affect my focus on my studies. Thanks to the scholarship I believe that I can 100% focus on my studies, do my best to improve my skills, and achieve my aims and goals.