Nigeria, MSc Management in Health and Social Care
“I enjoy Coaching and Mentoring. It’s one module within the course in the first semester. I enjoyed the course so much, it was so interactive. The lecturer was superb. Encouraging us to do more in our assignments. ”
Why did you choose Oxford Brookes as a place to study?
Actually when I was looking for a place that is very good to study, I had different admissions, but when I took a look at Oxford Brookes University, the environment to learn in, the lectures, the way of the tutorial. I picked it as the first one. Nonetheless, I was specifically looking at Health and Social Care. So, as for Oxford Brookes University, based on what I have learnt they are dedicated to their teaching.
How was the admission process?
It was top notch. Throughout the admissions process I was in touch with the admissions team, calling them directly from Nigeria and they were responding. When I saw the process I thought, ‘this is it’
What do you enjoy about your course?
I enjoy Coaching and Mentoring. It’s one module within the course in the first semester. I enjoyed the course so much, it was so interactive. The lecturer was superb. Encouraging us to do more in our assignments. Sometimes we have challenges, as international students. When they come here, there’s a kind of paradigm shift of the way of teaching. The way they teach here is not the way they teach in the country I come from. We are keen on exams, sitting down to write exams. Here, it's different. Here, there’s assignments. I went through the Centre for Academic Development, they supported me through the process of paraphrasing.
How have you found making friends?
As a class representative, I know so many people. It has been a good journey. I made good friends.
How did you find the workload?
Mindset is important. When we come for Operations Management, there are so many materials to cover. If you actually want to know it, at least do 60% or 70% of the materials to know what we are talking about. Follow the schedule, have a schedule of reading and go through the assignments. So with that, the load will be a little bit easier.
What are your ultimate career plans?
My plan is to at least have a good sense of managing a care home or being in that trajectory in leadership or management.