ARU Blogs — Shannon Stevely

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Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Education and Social Care

Course: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Hi my name is Shannon and I am currently in my second year studying Early Childhood studies in Chelmsford.

Living in the student village is a great experience where you can meet new people from around the world. I have made some great friends and lifelong memories and I am looking forward to making many more during my time at ARU.

Alongside my course I enjoy going out and socialising with my friends and also going home to see my family.

I am a student ambassador in my spare time which I enjoy doing as I meet new people every day and when we have visitors, I hope I encourage them to follow their dreams by telling them a bit about my experience and what they can achieve at Uni!

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30 January 2019

Working in Education is not an easy job. Every day is different because not all children are the same. Each child is an individual with different levels of needs and abilities and they require support in order for them to learn and progress. In this blog… Read more…

21 January 2019

At some point in our childhood, we will all read or listen to a story. Each story is different and shares a diverse range of emotions that children can begin to understand and express, whilst letting our imaginations run wild. Here's my pick of five of the best… Read more…

24 August 2018

Student Ambassador Shannon is studying Early Childhood Studies at ARU; in this blog she discusses how the way children play together changes as they grow. Read more…

24 August 2018

Children use their senses from birth. It is important that we create different opportunities for them to explore and discover the different senses in a variety of ways, to help stimulate their development. Read more…

27 June 2018

Choosing an education course is difficult, as there are so many to choose from. If you have an idea of what you would like to do after your degree, you have a bit of a head start but when choosing a course, ensure you do background research first… Read more…

30 April 2018

Children will learn most through doing things themselves and being given the opportunity to experience different skills through play. It is important that children are given this opportunity because they are able to develop holistically. Read more…

30 April 2018

Making the decision to move out from my family home and to live on campus was a risky decision (and if anyone knows me, they know I hate making decisions!) Read more…


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