“I chose the DipGrad because it is the only option that gives me the chance to progress to postgraduate study in a subject different to my original major. It is also flexible and can be tailored to meet my needs.
Anna has had a baby since starting her DipGrad so has been able to take some time out and return to study part-time to fit it into her busy new life as a mother.
“And, because my previous studies are acknowledged, I can take a mixture of 100-, 200- and 300-level papers without necessarily having to fulfil all the prerequisites.”
Anna sees the DipGrad as presenting her with a great opportunity, not only to branch into a new area of interest, but also to improve her career prospects. She describes the programme as “student-friendly and enabling”.
“In offering such a qualification, the University seems to acknowledge that students embark on study for different reasons.
“It provides an accessible pathway to greater opportunities for those who, for a myriad of reasons, may require more flexible pathways than the traditional undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
“I am confident that the DipGrad is the best way for me to achieve my goals – but it is up to me to make it work.”