Will Taylor Roe
Subject: BSc Economics
Upon graduating with a BSc in Economics in 2017, Will joined PwC on their Assurance graduate scheme.
How did you first become interested in economics?
In school I had a really fun and engaging economics teacher, which made me want to pursue the subject further.
Why did you choose to study at the School of Economics at Nottingham?
It had a great reputation as one of the leading economics departments in the country. And the beautiful campus.
What are your fondest memories of your time at the school?
Late night takeaways in the Sir Clive cafe during exam season!
What advice would you give to someone considering or about to start a course at the school?
Tell us about your career path since graduation.
I joined PwC on their Assurance graduate scheme in my home town of Newcastle, where I am completing my professional accountancy qualification.
What do you enjoy most about that?
I work with a great group of people which makes the job a lot easier.
And what are the main challenges?
It can be challenging work, and juggling the work commitments alongside preparation for the accountancy exams can be difficult. However this has taught me how to better organise my time.
Have your experiences at the school helped you?
Techniques I used in helping to learn things for my economics exams have definitely helped in my accountancy exams so far.
Are you still in touch with your fellow alumni and, if so, how do you stay in contact?
Yes, I have a number of friends from my course who I stay in contact with, mainly through Facebook or WhatsApp.
Why is staying in touch important to you?
It's a great network of people who will go on to do a huge variety of different things. You never know when that could come in handy!