ARU Blogs — Hannah Parker

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Faculty:Business and Law

School:School of Management

Course: BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

I’m Hannah, 20 years old, a 3rd year Tourism Management student and new to blogging (excuse me if I go off on a tangent!) I hope my blogs give a perspective of my unconventional uni life and provide tips for freshers, students who will be completing their dissertations next year and anyone thinking of doing ERASMUS (it was the best experience of my life!).

I never planned to go into further education; I had completed my two years at college studying Travel & Tourism and Hairdressing. I had been offered 3 full time roles in various organisations and after a 2 day trial realised I didn’t want a career at the age of 18 and wanted a new challenging experience. I was torn between uni or travelling the world; 3 years later here I am, in my last 6 months of uni and averaging 80% in my degree. I still travel whenever I can and hope to travel the world, starting when I graduate.

So that’s a short introduction about me and I will continue to blog and you can learn more about me every time. Talk soon!

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4 November 2016

Something everyone associates with third year is a dissertation, it is the largest study you will have to complete throughout university and can be on a topic of personal choice as long as your supervisor agrees. Read more…

19 October 2016

After studying in Finland, my second semester of second year (BSc Tourism Management) was quite a shock. The teaching styles and desired writing styles were very different and I felt the complexity of work had increased dramatically since first year. I felt a bit like a Fresher again! However… Read more…

18 October 2016

First semester of second year (BSc Tourism Management) I took the brave decision to study abroad on ERASMUS in Finland at Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MAMK) and it was the best decision I have ever made. Finland is like no other country I have ever visited… Read more…

2 May 2016

In my second semester of first year, I transferred from the smaller Peter Taylor building to the main block. I shared my kitchen with some great students from Brazil, who were on a year-long exchange and I still keep in contact with them now. Read more…

20 April 2016

The impact of ‘travel’ on society cannot be underestimated, not just in terms of the opportunities it opens up to us for exploration and enjoyment, but also for the impact it has on an individual’s perceptions of the world and of the societies that exist within it. Read more…

15 April 2016

My first blog goes back almost three years to September 2013; I had finished college in May and worked full-time over the summer so coming back into education after earning a wage was tough! Read more…


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