Student Profiles

Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Laura Natalie Huff

"There is an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities at University and I feel there is something that appeals to everyone."
What do you like most about your course?

I like my course for many reasons, but the greatest aspect of it has to be the lecturers. Their continuous support and dedication to their roles increase my passion for the subject. I believe that successful education has a lot to do with the instruction one receives and you can tell how many hours our lecturers spend preparing their classes. This also shows in their seminars where we, the students, are truly engaged as we are frequently encouraged to express, exchange and challenge each others’ views. In fact, we are often able to partake in interesting discussions and activities, which further our understanding of the subject. It also helps that lecturers are easily approachable and are happy to help you with any queries or problems you may have.

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

There is an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities at University and I feel there is something that appeals to everyone. Personally, I have been a Course Representative and a Disability Mentor during my first two years of study. In my own experience, these two roles have helped me to feel a greater sense of integration and belonging within the student community. In my first year, the Course Rep role enabled me to forge connections with both students and staff, whilst the Disability Mentor role enabled me to develop my mentoring skills, as well as being part of a supportive student network. Aside from these two responsibilities, I have also attended film events such as ‘Beyond Babel’, Applied Linguistics conferences and a NATESOL event. I thoroughly enjoy attending these types of events, as they appeal to my interests and encourage me to think about my future career. 

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

It is important that you choose the right course for you, one that motivates you every day and one that you know you will love. I feel that this course has exceeded my expectations in these ways for which I am very grateful.

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

...experiences I’ve had, people I’ve met and stories I’ve heard. In terms of University, the people that inspire me the most are people who are passionate and driven with clear goals in mind.

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

At Man Met, I appreciate the fact that it is easy to fit in and belong. It makes a real difference if lecturers know you by name, and you do not get lost in a flurry of students. You are made to feel like you matter and that you contribute to a greater student community, which is an incredible feeling.

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