Course studied: BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
We now offer: BA (Hons) Childhood: Learning and Development
More about Alyson
“Attending an open event before deciding on a course and whether to come to Nottingham Trent University was very important as I think I got a great insight into what it had to offer and decide whether I could see myself studying here. I liked the fact that the Clifton campus actually felt as though you were part of a community. The course appealed to me as it gives you an overall insight into children and I was unsure of what career path to take but knew that I wanted to work with children.
“We have covered a lot of subjects on the course such as International perspectives which gave me the opportunity to visit South Africa and see how the education system was different to here in the UK. I also took a Managing a project module and as a group we fundraised by holding car boot sales to enable White Post farm to take a selection of animals to a school in a deprived area of Nottingham. There are plenty of facilities and ICT facilities available 24 hours a day. There’s the opportunity to borrow dictaphones, laptops, cameras etc and rooms are available to hire so you can do group work.
“Thinking back over the last three years I have achieved a lot. I think the one that stands out the most is taking part in the Student in Classrooms scheme. I have learnt some very valuable practices such as Communication, Presentation and Reflective skills.
“I have been accepted to do a PGCE in Early Years at Leeds Metropolitan University and I aspire to be a teacher within a Children’s Centre. If you want to gain an overall insight into children and know you want to work with children then this course is ideal”.