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ARU Blogs — Shannon

University student and blogger Shannon

Faculty:Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

School:School of Education

Course: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Hi my name is Shannon and I'm 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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17 June 2020

Postgraduate study is a significant step up and you'll want to make sure you enjoy it, as well as getting the educational benefits. Masters student Shannon has some tips on finding the course that's right for you. Read more…

12 June 2020

Shannon is studying for an education Masters at ARU, and graduating this summer. She reflects on her course and all the things she's achieved. Read more…

6 February 2020

As a postgraduate student, most of my class was made up of mature students who were returning to education after a long break. Many of them also work full-time and fit studies in around their job. I'd come straight from my bachelors degree so making friends felt a bit daunting. Read more…

26 November 2019

Before applying for a Masters degree at ARU, I was a little apprehensive as I did not know what it was going to entail and I had a few questions running through my head. But those worries soon melted away. Read more…

22 October 2019

As an Early Childhood Studies graduate I knew I wanted to work in teaching or education - but what was the right path for me? Studying a Masters has helped me to define my future. Read more…

24 June 2019

If, like me, you choose to study Early Childhood Studies, there's a range of books and sources that are available to use for each module. They're on a reading list you can refer to at any time on Canvas, ARU's online learning portal… 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…


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