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Ellis King - BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Studying accounting and finance was always something I wanted to do. I found from a young age that when I went into a shop that I was fascinated by the inner workings of the business, and when I worked in retail jobs as a teenager I started to become more fascinated by the accounting side of businesses.

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Studying Accounting & Finance

"Studying accounting and finance was always something I wanted to do. I found from a young age that when I went into a shop that I was fascinated by the inner workings of the business, and when I worked in retail jobs as a teenager I started to become more fascinated by the accounting side of businesses. Studying to become an accountant and following that career path was always my preferred option.

"Coming from nearby, choosing to study in Leeds was the best option for me. The course is also ideal and I already know that it will help to give me the best opportunities to succeed in the future.

"Moving out of my family home has helped me to gain more confidence, stepping out of my comfort zone and forcing me to be independent.

"Receiving the scholarship from Sir Bob Murray CBE has given me the confidence to succeed, as well as helping me with my financial concerns. I am really grateful that he is willing to help hard-working students and not allow their financial difficulties to prevent them from achieving their goals.

"The scholarship will mean that I can afford all the key resources I need for my course and more, helping me to do the best in my studies and expand my knowledge around the subject. Covid-19 had made it difficult to find a job, so this scholarship will make the world of difference for me.

"My aim for the future is to become a qualified chartered accountant and work in management accountancy in a large firm. I know that this will take years of experience, practice, further training and exams to achieve this, but I already know that studying this course is setting me up for the future."

Receiving the scholarship from Sir Bob Murray CBE has given me the confidence to succeed, as well as helping me with my financial concerns. I am really grateful that he is willing to help hard-working students and not allow their financial difficulties to prevent them from achieving their goals.

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