Get back into work! After 3 years at University and 2 years previously at College, I am now searching for a job that reflects on the degree I have just achieved. I am currently going through this process now and I'm confident I will be working somewhere suitable in the near future.
I'm not opposed to studying further in terms of a Masters Degree for example, but for now I feel I need to use my current degree to get a fulfilling job that can aid me in supporting my family. In the meantime I will enjoy some time with my partner and son who have supported me a lot during my time at Abertay.
I would love to have a successful career in the food, nutrition and health industry. This is something I really enjoy and am passionate about and I hope to put my knowledge to good use. I'm always keen to explore how young people view nutrition and how they are influenced on what they eat. I believe that educating young people on nutrition will not only help them in later life, but will create a healthier population overall and for me to contribute to that is definitely an ambition of mine.
Very mixed feelings but overall delighted I have my degree to show for the hard work I have put in. I will miss the people I met and familiar faces I saw when on campus. However, I have learned so much and the knowledge and experience I have gained due to my time at Abertay is invaluable for me as a person moving forward.
During my application process, Abertay not only taught the relevant course I wanted but is located very close to where I live. There are other Universities that do teach this course but given I live so close to Abertay, it really is a no brainer for me.
Making friends and having a good relationship with my lecturers. I would often enjoy going into campus to interact with people I would never have met had I not come to Abertay. Meeting people with the same interests in terms of food, health and nutrition created conversations and debates I often seek outside University.
Online learning was very new to all of us, even the lectures, so there was inevitably some teething issues. For example, trying to find a quiet space to go through a lecture or tutorial wasn't always easy as other members of your household would also have to adapt to your timetable. I did my placement with Dundee Young Carers and it was online. I was teaching teenage carers how to cook cheap but healthy meals. I would have loved to do this in person but with online learning I actually did it live from my kitchen. At first I really wasn't sure how this would work out but in the end I actually enjoyed it and I think the young carers did too as their feedback was very positive. Overall online learning started off not being as efficient as being on campus. However, after a while we all got used to it and became better at communicating, especially during a lecture. We all got through it and although it is currently mixed learning, I think the experience of online learning will benefit us all in the future.