ARU Blogs — Alice Siegwart

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Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Education and Social Care

Course: BA (Hons) Education Studies

Hey, I’m Alice. I’m now in my second year of Education Studies at ARU’s Chelmsford campus. I live locally in Broomfield, which is about 30 minutes walking distance to the University. I am aiming to become a teacher either in primary school or possibly a computing teacher in a high school. I’m passionate about both and I’ve volunteered in both primary and secondary schools to help me gain experience in both areas. 

I am part of the Society of Anime, Socialising and Gaming (or SASG as we like to call ourselves) and I can be found hanging out with them on a Monday and Thursday night. I have also been interested in setting up debating society for the education courses, but that’s still a work in progress. Hopefully more information to come about that! 

I’m aiming to get a bit more active and sporty in my second year by going to badminton games at the very least, but that too is a work in progress. I have a fairly creative hand, now that I look back on what I like to do in my free time, which ranges from knitting to playing around on Adobe Photoshop to trying to find new things to try and cook. Though I also enjoy reading a lot, writing on the odd occasion, listening to music and thanks to one of my optional modules at University, I have now developed a little bit of a green thumb!

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18 October 2017

My time as a volunteer with Anglia Ruskin Students' Union has enabled me to develop a variety of skills, including teamwork, communication and social responsibility. Plus, it's great to be able to give back to the community. Read more…

17 December 2015

Over the course of my first year of University, the lecturers I have come into contact with have all been really enthusiastic about what they do. Their enthusiasm certainly rubbed off on me on more than a couple of occasions… Read more…

28 October 2015

One of the reasons I decided to go to ARU was because it was close to where I lived, which meant I wouldn’t have to spend a fortune on accommodation and food. In this post, I would like to cover the advantages and disadvantages of living at home whilst attending University. Read more…

8 October 2015

In the past couple of months I’ve been debating between primary and secondary school teaching. I initially started out on the course wanting to be a primary school teacher but after doing some volunteer work at a local secondary school, my mind has wavered. Read more…

3 September 2015

Being an organised person, I often find myself being so prepared with assignments that I have drafts of them a couple of weeks before the hand-in date. This is great in many ways as it allows me to be able to get feedback from my lecturers about what I could improve upon or change… Read more…

28 August 2015

University may seem like a daunting experience and in some ways it is, but being part of a society can make it seem much less so. They can also offer an easier transition into university life as you’ll probably be in the same boat as a couple of other students in a society… Read more…

21 August 2013

Hello, I’m Alice and I have finished my first year of Education Studies at Anglia Ruskin in Chelmsford. I was lucky enough to be able to pass through my first year of the course relatively unscathed and am able to progress into my second year! Read more…


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