Image: Student Elaine HollyoakWhy did you choose this course?

I chose this course because it was the next step in my career after achieving my diploma in nursing from the University of Malta.

What attracted you to online learning?

It’s more convenient to juggle work and study at the same time.

Why did you choose the University of Derby Online Learning?

A friend of mine started a course with this university a year before me and recommended I should choose this university to study online.

What were your goals and aspirations when starting your course? Have they changed during study?

My goal was to take this seriously and to finish – and that’s what happened!

How did you balance your study around professional and personal commitments?

At first it was not easy, but you will learn to fit things around your schedule and manage your time well.

How would you describe your online learning experience at Derby? What did you find particularly beneficial?

It was great studying online, and whenever I needed help or assistance I was always able to find someone to help me and sort things out.

What was your most memorable moment during your time at Derby?

Meeting everyone at graduation and connecting all the names on my computer screen to actual faces – it was amazing!

How has your qualification helped your career? Has the knowledge you have acquired complemented previous work experience in any way?

I think, mentally, you grow and you feel more confident in achieving your goals. I am proud to teach what I have learned to students who I come across at work every day.

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What would you say to anyone considering an online course at Derby?

Go for it – you won’t regret it in a million years!