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Luke Crowther, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Finance

Luke Crowther

Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Finance

Luke is studying a Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Finance at ANU.

Why did you choose ANU?

I chose to study at the ANU because I believe it is the best university in Australia, especially in my fields of business and economics. It has also constantly been ranked as one of the world's best universities so I saw no reason to leave Canberra for study.

The university location is perfect for study. Canberra is a quiet town in comparison to some of the other big cities, however it still has all the facilities you would expect of a nation's capital.

And the high quality of research, along with the number of academic staff relative to students really sets ANU apart from other institutions.

Why did you choose a combined economics and finance program?

I chose my degree because I enjoyed economics at school. However, I didn't really know much about the difference between economics, finance, accounting and other business courses. I had a very general interest in economics and business, so I came to Open Day and spoke to academics about the distinction. I eventually put down a preference for a double degree to broaden the flexibility of my study.

I am now content with my current combination, economics and finance, because I really enjoy the subject matter and would love to work in the field later on. I have also chosen to complete an accounting major for the more practical side to business it offers.

How are you finding your studies so far?

I love the amount covered in every single subject at ANU. I feel I am developing at an enormous rate each semester as each course covers topics in a great amount of detail and usually applies real-world examples to make it more interesting.

I like the fact that there are numerous majors, minors and electives for students to choose from. I think a key point that is often missed is that students don't often know what their interests are, other than something very broad.

I was in this position and have found that only now do I have a relatively clear picture of what I want to do. The program gives you the opportunity to develop your interests by keeping your options open at first and then taking more electives as you approach your later years.

And how about the non-academic experiences?

I love the freedom the ANU offers students in all aspects of university life. From planning your timetable to choosing cafes for lunch, students can customise their university experience to assist them in achieving their study goals.

I have had many interesting experiences, especially when they involve exploring the university's campus. Other aspects of the ANU I have enjoyed include many interesting public lectures and talks sponsored by societies such as the Finance & Banking Society and AFEC.

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