Alumni Profile of Sabria Behilil
Name: Sabria Behilil
Course studied: BSc Financial Economics
Year graduated: 2018
How has your career developed since graduating from Bangor University, and what is your current job role?
After winning the Craig Williams Memorial Award for best performance in any Bangor Business School degree and also the William and Myfanwy Eames prize for top in Economics on graduation day, I received a full scholarship and bursary to do my Masters in Industrial Economics at the University of East Anglia where I graduated with a distinction and finished top of my degree. I then obtained full funding to do my PhD at the University of East Anglia. I am currently in my 2nd year of my PhD and am specialising in the impact of common ownership on market competition.
How has your degree and experiences at Bangor Business School influenced your career/life?
I believe absolutely that I would not have achieved so much success in my academic career had I not chosen to go to Bangor. Many universities can teach well, but few can offer the supportive and nurturing environment that Bangor gives to its students. The lecturers at Bangor Business School are completely committed to helping you in any way that they can, and they instilled a sense of self-belief and confidence in me that has improved my life in academia and outside of it.
Any advice to current Bangor students?
Engage with your lecturers – that was some of the most valuable time I spent at Bangor. Your lecturers are people, and it’s pretty special when you get to know them and go through your university journey with them. The people are what make Bangor Business School and I think throwing myself into it the way I did definitely helped me feel a sense of belonging and connection to the university.
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