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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24 June 2019

There are a range of books and sources that are available to use for each module which are accessible on a reading list you can refer to at any time on Canvas (the online learning portal). Most of the books which are recommended may not be useful to everybody due to personal preference however… Read more…

7 May 2019

Having higher qualifications is great when it comes to job opportunities and careers within the early years’ sector. With a degree in early years you can work in a variety of settings which include: Read more…

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…


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