Why did you choose Bucks New University to study this course?
Bucks New University is local to where I live which enabled me to study whilst looking after my family. I am a mature student with 20 years paediatric nursing background. I started working as a volunteer at the preschool where my daughter attended and became employed as an Early Years Practitioner once she started full time education. I decided to pursue my career in Early Years and became inspired after undertaking my Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice to complete the BA in Professional Practice.
What are your fondest memories/What was the best thing about studying this course?
Meeting new friends and inspiring tutors were my best memories. Sharing practice and knowledge gave me the confidence to gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn and develop and to reflect this within my practice by bringing about changes in the setting.
What are your plans/the next steps after graduating?
I will remain at the preschool and continue to embed the knowledge I have gained through the course. Eventually I would like to become an Early Years Quality Improvement Consultant.
Any other comments you would like to make about your time spent at Bucks New University?
I thoroughly enjoyed the three years I spent at Bucks New University studying with other students. It’s a shame the University doesn’t offer the opportunity to continue my studies to Masters Level otherwise I would have been coming back this September !!!