Having been made aware of the University of Central Lancashire at an educational fair, it was the affordable living costs, fees and scholarship that made Ursha choose UCLan.
The three-day trip to the Crosthwaite Mill, Lake District, as part of the MBA with professional placement course was an amazing experience, and I made new friends. We performed challenges in groups, ate authentic English dishes, and stayed in a wonderful place away from the crowd. The ultimate aim of this trip was to learn about working in a team and understand how one has to self-reflect on every action one takes.
The course also provides placement as an option, which I was looking forward to. It allowed me to gain experience working in a UK-based company where I got the opportunity to work in various departments. I gradually learned about my strengths and got the opportunity to develop my skills.
Through my dedication and the results I achieved, I was offered a position in the office after my placement. So, placement is a great experience of entering into the industry you’re interested in through the work experience and exposure you get.
The classes are more like discussion sessions where debates, thoughts, and opinions are valued. Lots of information sharing sessions go on during the class between students and professors so you gain a whole new perspective on things at the end of the session.
The Dragons’ Dens assignment where we were grouped as a team and we needed to come up with brilliant startup ideas and pitch in front of the judges was a great experience from the start. We had to come up with one business idea. The process of reaching our end product was hilarious, but the point of pitching the idea was intimidating. However, this experience was a confidence booster for me, and it surely helps me to keep an eye on grabbing any opportunity that comes my way.