Name and course:

Julie Lindars, Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology

Have you secured a new role during or since the completion of your programme?

Audiologist at Bucks Health Care

Why did you choose to study with Aston?

I had to combine studying with full time work and a family, the flexibility of the course allowed me to do this.  Also the accessibility of Birmingham, with excellent train links made the journey very easy.  I stayed at the Conference Centre which was very convenient and had great facilities.

How did the quality of teaching and student support enhance your time at Aston? 

As most of the studying was at a distance, I had to rely on email for any queries, all my questions were answered promptly and the layout of the course was well organised.   Although I was a long way from the University for much of the time, I still felt very supported.

What were the highlights of your time at Aston?

Getting my results and making my family proud, realising that it is never too late to learn and have a fulfilling career.  Writing and researching assignments was challenging but very rewarding as I had not done anything like this for a number of years.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying at Aston? 

It will be challenging at times and be prepared to work hard but it will worthwhile in the end, it is a fabulous opportunity.

What are your top tips for balancing study and work?

Organisation and always been a step ahead with the studying and assignments.

Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology course page