Georgia Davies, Joint Honours, BA Music and Spanish
I am a recent graduate who followed the joint honour course BA Music and Spanish. Studying at Leeds has given me the opportunity to follow several different routes, including philosophy, performance as well as two other languages. Being a Joint Honours student means you get to meet twice as many inspiring people as well as applying things you have learned across the different subjects.
One of my passions is playing the viola, and over the years I had some fantastic experiences performing with the university orchestras as well as the amazing ensembles of the Music Society (LUUMS). The School of Music also gave me the opportunity to play the viola da gamba, as well as lending me a 17th century instrument. Not only did I get to perform some incredible music but I also got the chance to work with some incredibly talented musicians.
My most rewarding experience as a student of Leeds was studying abroad in Spain. Living in a foreign country that doesn’t speak English is an incredible way to face unforeseen challenges, explore a new culture and return home more confident than ever before.
The city of Leeds is a truly exciting place to live, with endless opportunities to explore vibrant and unique cafés, bars and clubs. The music scene is stronger than ever, and it’s really easy and cheap to hear incredible bands play almost on your doorstep. There is so much diversity and such a variety of things to see and do, I could never get bored of living here.