What did you study at Aston University? MSc Organisational BehaviourWhat year did you graduate? 2019What is your current job role? Research AssistantOrganisation? The University of Birmingham
Why did you choose Aston University? The course I studied (Organisational Behaviour) was not offered by many other institutions and allowed me to develop my knowledge in specific subject areas which I knew I had interest in researching in the future. The Business School’s reputation, especially its Organisational Behaviour department drew me to the University and course.
What did you enjoy about your course? The friends I made as well as the support from my lecturers and supervisors throughout my studies and research.
What else did you get involved in while you were here? I was a course representative for Organisational Behaviour, sitting on the Postgraduate Student-Staff Consultative Committee and the Curriculum Development Committee. I was also a member of Aston Squash club, taking part in weekly training sessions and socials.
What did you like about living in Birmingham? I love the city, having lived here for the last 4 years – there’s so much going on from music events, art galleries and shops. The city isn’t as big and hectic as London but there’s still so much going on all the time.
What did you do immediately after you graduated? Travelled around New Zealand for two months.
What do you enjoy about your current role? Getting involved in research and projects which will change the way organisations write policies about parental leave. The research is closely connected to my own so it’s an opportunity to apply my own knowledge from my degree as well as develop understanding of new areas of research.
What are your career ambitions for the future? I’m starting to study towards a PhD in September, with ambitions of a career in academia - both lecturing and researching - in the future.
What is special about Aston University? The Business School staff as well as its location within Birmingham city centre.
What advice would you give to current Aston students? Get involved with as many societies as possible and get to know your department so you know who to go to for guidance and advice.
What do you miss the most about studying at Aston? Living within the city centre and the support from department staff in my studies and research.
How would you sum up your time at Aston in one word (both in English and your home language!) Unforgettable.
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