Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Education and Social Care
Early Childhood Studies
12 May 2017
Welcome to a day in the life of an Early Childhood Studies student. Here are eight photos representing a typical day for me.
6.30am: If you are a mature student like me and you have a family to look after, sometimes days on campus can start early if you have to sort childcare. But the sunrise is totally worth it!
9am-noon: Time to get working on our portfolios in the Practitioner module. I Love the fact that ARU isn't just essays and exams for our grades! We get lots of opportunities to get creative.
This is the fantastic module tutor for Practitioner, Kay Aaronricks. She's also the course leader! Always there to help with a smile! All the staff here at ARU are super helpful and very friendly!
12.15pm: Lunchtime! Always a great selection here at ARU - what shall I have? Stir fry looks good or shall I have Thai spiced salmon!
1pm: No lectures this afternoon so it’s time to get some study done in the library. The staff here are so helpful if ever I need anything – even if I just can’t find the right book.
2.45pm: Before I leave to collect my daughter, I just need to stop off at John Smith's to get some books with my Books Plus card. They do many other things too!
7pm: I'm looking to do my undergraduate major project next year on SEN so I'm starting to do some research. I picked up these books today:
Garner, P., 2009. Special educational needs: The key concepts. Routledge.
Peer, L. and Reid, G. eds., 2016. Special Educational Needs: a guide for inclusive practice. Sage.
Seach, D., Lloyd, M. and Preston, M., 2002. Supporting children with autism in mainstream schools. A&C Black.