Rosemary Page is a 3rd year BA Political Studies student, and a member of the Student Ambassador team.
Please tell us a bit about yourself, and your background.
I originally come from North London.
Why did you join the POLIS Student Ambassador team?
I wanted to help encourage those who may not have thought about going to University to consider it.
Did you have anyone to talk to and support you before applying to university?
Not really. My school support was very limited; it was hard to do good research about universities and complete my A Levels.
What made you want to apply to your course and to Leeds?
When I came to look round, I loved the atmosphere around campus. I liked the course because it is so flexible and the modules appealed to me.
What do you think of your course so far? What aspects of the course have you enjoyed the most or are looking forward to the most?
I've enjoyed studying various different aspects of the politics course; its flexibility is great. I've now specialised in British Politics and I find the 'feminism' module interesting.
Is university really that different from school?
Yes!!! There is much more freedom and you can be yourself. You can tailor your studies and social life to suit you.
What do you think of life on campus?
It's so fun: diverse, fast paced, and so much to get involved in!
What other activities are available for students to take part in outside of their studies, and which ones have you tried out yourself?
There are literally hundreds of groups and societies. I am a member of POLIS SOC, POLIS Netball and the IBM Universities Business Challenge.
What would you say to anyone thinking of applying to university?
It's not for everyone, but brilliant if it suits you. Do lots of research into different courses and universities to find the best for you.
Any top tips before starting university?
Be yourself when you arrive and be willing to socialise.
What do you plan to do once you've finished your course?
I hope to do a masters degree in business management.