Jack Jennings

Jack Jennings

Why did you decide to study for an MSc in Physics and Business Management?

The combination of being able to continue to pursue my passion for physics while also combining my study with a practical and relevant subject such as business, especially the management aspect, seemed like the perfect opportunity to use my skills in a way that would allow me to pursue a professional role while still being able to utilise my science roots.

Why did you choose the University of Leeds?

When I first visited University of Leeds, it seemed like an excellent establishment with friendly and professional staff especially, within the School of Physics, who I have come to know very well on an academic level and very much appreciate the support of. The city itself also contributed to my decision to apply to Leeds as it seemed like the perfect combination of relaxation and socialising to go alongside my pursuit of academia.

What are you enjoying most about your course?

I am really enjoying engaging in a higher levels of physics within my General Relativity and Polymers modules. I am also very pleased with the Forecasting and Advanced business analytic modules as they are teaching me new skills I had not previously had. These skills are applicable to a lot of careers outside of the University but also to the scientific computing work I am currently undertaking and also hope to partake in later in academia.

How have you found being taught in both the School of Physics and Astronomy and Leeds University Business School?

I have found the combination of a School I was already familiar with and a new school which takes a different spin on teaching style and interaction very refreshing as it allows for a new view on things after 3 years studying in just the School of Physics and Astronomy.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I hope to either apply to become a researcher at the University of Leeds and hopefully progress on to lecturing within the physics department or undertake steps towards a more business based career outside of academia, namely stocks and market forecasting.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

The city of Leeds itself offers a huge bounty of activities and places to see to all of the students due to its wide range of bars and restaurants, activity centres such as dry Ski slopes, rock climbing and go karting as well as a vast amount of other places that can be experienced and enjoyed by a wide range of people. 

What would you say to students considering this course?

I would definitely recommend this course to prospective students with a physics or business background as I believe it gives an experience and a skillset that cannot be found anywhere else as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable course in a fantastic city.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

I believe that the mix of high level academic teaching that is relevant to a modern expanding job market alongside a fantastic expansion of my sociable experience will provide invaluable experience towards my future.