Finn Quinn: The end is nigh!

The end is nigh! Easter break has begun and then six weeks follow until I finish Uni, which is a daunting thought! However, in the meantime, a serious amount of work needs to be completed before I can even begin to start thinking about summer. Apart from the submission of pieces of coursework, I still need to write-up my dissertation and then begin editing. Although, unlike some pieces of coursework, I have enjoyed researching and writing my dissertation. I think this is mainly down to the fact that I was able to select my own topic, so I picked an area of financial economics that really interests me, which is asset/portfolio management. My thesis examines US stock market returns over the last 13 years in terms of a life cycle model. To a person with little financial knowledge this means I am examining how various age groups (20-30, 30-40, 40-50, etc.) would have fared, had they followed the life cycle theory of reducing stock exposure as one ages, over the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis period. My data analysis is now pretty much complete and so I can begin writing it all up.

My Easter break will consist mainly of completing coursework and writing up my thesis with the aim of being able to start exam revision once I come back to Swansea in April. However, I do have a few things to look forward to over the break; I am heading off to Center Parcs with my girlfriend’s family friends for the first couple of days of the break, and then later I am going to Murcia, Spain, for a few days. I am looking forward to a bit of time off but realise that there isn’t too long left of Uni now, and I need to work hard and make the most of it.

Also, after Easter we all have Varsity to look forward to! Which I will talk about on my next blog.


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