The Applied Consultancy Project is one of the best things I've ever done as a student. It helped me get further experience in my field.
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"I'm an alumni of the University of Ibadan and I'm studying here alongside my twin sister and younger sister. The best things about my course, MSc Human Resource Management, are the real work experience opportunities, the interactive lectures and the relationship we build with our tutors. We have the freedom to express ourselves and our opinions are valu
"All masters degrees at Nottingham Business School have a module called the Applied Consultancy Project. It's one of the best things I've ever done as a student. We have the opportunity to offer consultancy services to real companies. The group I'm in are working on a project to improve the selection and induction process at St John's Ambulance Service to improve the drop-out rate of volunteers.
"It's been a really dynamic project; from conducting the primary research to learning how to better communicate with my colleagues in my group. I knew that as a young HR specialist, I needed to get further experience in my field and the project has really helped me do that. Another big plus of this course is that we also get awarded associated membership of the CIPD when we graduate. The fact that we are working with real organisations helps us to understand how some of the theory we've learned operates in reality.
"Taiwo and I did both the six-week pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) course which really helped our academic English and presentation skills. We wanted to be sure we were able to communicate effectively as we knew this was going to be important on the course.
"Nottingham is the perfect student city. It has so much cultural diversity, it's compact so shopping is easy and there are great cinemas and restaurants around. My sisters and I often go out for Nigerian food and try different kinds of cuisine or we go to the movies or take a walk around the city centre window shopping. All the attractions and shopping centres are close to campus and, best of all, it's a very affordable place to live. I promise you will really enjoy your stay here.
"The one piece of advice I would give to anyone thinking of coming here is: always ask your tutors for clarification when you do not understand what is being taught. Don't be ashamed to ask your colleagues for help too because it really helps. And join the Nigerian Students Forum!"
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