Megan Endall – Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)
“I chose to study at Newman University because when I had my induction day, I knew that I was going to go there. As someone with anxiety I felt very relaxed and calm there, it’s not too big or busy and you can easily find your way around. The people there are also really nice, and I also like the fact classes were small and felt more personal as lecturers knew who you were.
I chose Health and Social Care because I wanted to gain experiences and knowledge of the health and social care sector and to develop my skills to work. The course has provided me with a wide range of work related skills such as: communication, team work, problem-solving, and my favourite, researching. These skills combined with the knowledge surrounding the Health and Social Care sector have prepared me well for my future career in health care.
Some of the modules are definitely exceeding my expectations, tutors make them interesting and provide a lot of sources to help with your assignments. My favourite thing about the course is the research modules. Definitely the most interesting modules for me was conducting my own qualitative research, I had a lot of fun doing my dissertation about how COVID-19 affects other people and I loved how I have really developed my qualitative research skills during my time at Newman.
My favourite thing about Newman is the people. I’ve met a lot of long-life friends who have all supported each other throughout university and lecturers that I will really miss once we have completed out course. I think the staff have been amazing with supporting all of us through our three years at university and have always pushed us to do better.
Newman has been great in supporting me during my time here, especially with my dyslexia. In my first year of HSC I realised I was still struggling with my reading, I spoke to one of my lecturers and she informed me of a dyslexia test. After this I accessed support from a learning development tutor who really helped me with planning and supporting me through my work.
My advice to future Newman students is to get as much experience as you can in first year- best time to do it as the assignments are not as long and in-depth as they are in second and third year. Attend more workshops and career meetings as they really do help, I wish I did sooner. Reading really does help you with your writing, especially articles as you pick up much better words and a better style or writing. And finally referencing is not as hard as you think, I still have to pull up the referencing guide now during my dissertation, but it becomes so easy.”