Ever considered studying part time to boost your career skills? You should, according to University of Ulster career consultant Davina Roche.
Next week, the University of Ulster is hosting an Information Day at the Magee campus to showcase the vast range of part-time study options available on the campus – from short courses in the latest creative technologies to full-scale undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
The event, hosted on Tuesday 18 June, between 4 and 7pm in the Martha Magee room of the Main Building, will allow visitors from Derry and further afield to find out about the first-class courses and learning facilities on offer at Magee.
Attendees will be able to meet with staff and existing students, get detailed information about part-time courses and speak to advisors about finance and student support.
As well as sixth-form students and recent school leavers who may prefer to study part-time, the event is aimed at mature students, people coming to university with Access Diplomas and anyone else thinking of undertaking part-time study.
Davina explains: “This event is open to anyone interested in part-time study at the University. This includes school leavers considering part-time study in place of full-time undergraduate options, to employees wanting to study part-time to fit around their job and further their career.
“It will also appeal to those who did not take the opportunity of third level education the first time around, or are hoping to return to work and feel they would benefit from qualifications – usually through the Access Diploma route.
“Finally, if someone just wants to return to study for the pure enjoyment of learning – maybe they have some free time, maybe they have retired – we have a range of qualifications from short courses through to full master’s degrees – there’s something to suit everyone.”
Part time study at Magee certainly worked for local Derry woman Joanne Toner. A bank branch manager, she is enhancing her career by studying for a Bachelor’s degree in business – enabling her to earn and learn at the same time.
“A part-time course allows me to study for me degree in the evening so lectures don’t interfere with the working week. My course is just as intense as full time study, and I can immediately apply what I learn to my current role as well.”
Next week’s special event, the first of its kind at Magee, showcases the opportunities open to local people to gain a top flight qualification from a leading university, right on their doorstep and in a way that fits around their lifestyle.
Part-time courses at Magee are offered in the broad areas of Business, Creative Arts and Technologies, Computing and Engineering, Education, Irish Language and Literature, Law, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology and Applied Social Studies.
For further information please contact Davina Roche, Career Consultant, on 028 7167 5784 or visit www.ulster.ac.uk/up