Grace Toombs, MA Childhood Studies
Throughout my educational career I have always attended institutions with a smaller community feel. Despite the vast number of students who attend this university, the atmosphere and people very much made me feel welcome and provided me with that smaller community feel. I could see myself succeeding at this university. I always joke however, that the ensuite campus accommodation was a big factor into my decision. Living in accommodation in Ipswich along the beautiful waterfront really did play a big part in my decision to attend this university. I knew that where I lived played a massive part in whether I would enjoy university life.
My undergraduate degree provided me with an idea for future career prospects that I knew I would thrive in. It has sparked a passion within me, which to be honest, I never thought would be possible. There were times that were difficult and those difficult times really did teach me that I have resilience and dedication. The most amazing part of my undergraduate degree was that I proved to myself that I was able to complete my degree and achieve a grade of which I am really proud.
I really enjoy learning and I knew that life could get in the way if I waited for a few years to go back to do my masters. I thought, why not just do it now, nothing is getting in the way. Contrary to popular belief, I love doing a dissertation too; doing the research in an area I love and writing up my findings, was my favourite part of my undergraduate degree. Doing my Masters too, has allowed me to consider my future career prospects a bit deeper, without rushing into a career that I was not completely sure about.
The BA (Hons) Childhood programme explores the multi-disciplinary nature of the study of childhood.
The BA (Hons) Childhood: Primary Education with QTS is an exciting opportunity for students wishing to become primary school teachers.
The BA (Hons) Early Years & Primary Practice focuses on developing the student’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and values that underpin the learning and development of young children.