BA (Hons) Public Services

"Opportunities are given to me daily to improve my employability, give me more experience or even do my own research instead of having to sit in front of a screen all the time like other courses"

What do you like most about your course?

It’s a course without limitations, I’m free to peruse what interests or look into as much as I can to keep my options open, opportunities are given to me daily to improve my employability, give me more experience or even do my own research instead of having to sit in front of a screen all the time like other courses. Also with the lecturers taking the time to know you personally, they really know how to shape their lectures so it interests everyone and that you have a better idea of how everything ties together.

What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Man Met?

As Welsh is my first language, my English wasn’t great and I was worried about writing essays and writing in exams, but after a couple of weeks, I discovered the writing workshops and now my written skills have dramatically improved. I have also delivered many presentations and my confidence in public speaking has increased so much that it’s now something I don’t even break a sweat at.

Have you taken part in any extracurricular activities or projects alongside your studies?

I have joined many societies and I am now the secretary for the Anime Society; this have given me the chance to meet even more people and now I can rarely go anywhere without bumping into someone I know! Also, I feel like I’m giving back to the students union by helping organise events and giving the other students the same experience and comfort that I received when I first joined.

Have you completed a placement or are you due to start a placement?

I took a week placement with the Stroke Association headquarters in Salford and it was one of the best experiences ever. As soon as I showed up on the first day I was put in a group of stroke survivors and lead an activity to help them regain motor and speech functions. I also took trips the MRI hospital stroke ward and had to comfort the recent survivors and explain the next steps for them and give assistance should they need it. And on top of that, I helped organise the great Manchester run for the Association.

What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

If an opportunity is given to you by the lecturer take it, because you want an idea of where to go by the time you’ve finished Uni, and it’s the best way to do research find out what you want to do and put yourself miles ahead of everyone else.

Please complete this sentence: ‘I’m inspired by…’

I’m inspired by hearing that people talking about their weekends and knowing that being in Uni doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice a normal life.

In one sentence, please describe what you love most about Man Met:

There are thousands of people there and many of them share the same interests as you so there is never a boring day.