Dominic Whitaker, Certified Accountant

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Plymouth University

Plymouth is quite simply the best city in the country for study. It takes only minutes to travel to some of the most stunningly beautiful and dramatic coastlines in the UK, and its size also means Plymouth has all the benefits of a major city, but is not so huge as to make one feel “lost”. The student nightlife is brilliant!

After looking into all the options of locations and courses, I decided that Plymouth University best suited my lifestyle, and most importantly offered a respected qualification which would give me lots of choices and opportunities throughout my life. After meeting with some of the school’s senior staff it was clear that there was a fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm at Plymouth. The lecturers themselves are integral to the learning environment and very keen for the students to succeed.

After leaving university I began a career in accountancy. Now I am a qualified Certified Accountant, and in November 2005 moved to the Caribbean to work for “Big 4” firm KPMG in the Cayman Islands. Having a strong understanding of maths is essential, and taking that understanding and ability to degree level gives one an instant competitive advantage in the workplace. My degree has given me a solid platform upon which to build a successful career.