3 March 2020
I absolutely love my university course, and I’m so sad it’s about to come to an end, so I wanted to sum up some of my favourite parts of the past 4 years…
My course leader is not only one of the best lecturers, but also a very caring person and has helped me every step of the way with my degree, from helping me settle in at ARU to supporting me into my career after graduation. Working with my course leader as the Student's Union Course Representative in second year also allowed me to work collaboratively in order to make changes to the course to make it even better for the next cohort of students. This was an incredibly valuable experience and shows how much ARU truly value student's feedback.
I personally have loved some of the modules which I have studied throughout my three years studying (I had one year on placement). As my course is accredited by the CIPD, we have incorporated many real-world issues into our learning and looked at recent implications for HR professionals which allowed us to further link the theory into practise. My personal favourite module has been Employment Law, for which we were given many case studies to solve throughout the module and also had the opportunity to visit an employment tribunal to see a case being heard in court!
Finally, I couldn’t write this without mentioning my placement year. I’ve written lots of blogs about my experiences of finding a placement, and preparing to go out on placement, but it truly was the most valuable experience of my degree so far, allowing me to put what I had learnt into practise and explore the areas of HR which I may want to pursue a career within. I really would recommend a placement year to any student, whether they are studying business or another subject as it’s a way to gain experience whilst you’re still completing your degree and really does give you a deeper understanding of your subject.