MA Human Resource Management student profiles

Bridget Adah

Why did you choose Plymouth?

It is a quiet and settled place and you get support to get a good grade.

What was it about the course that stood out for you?

I liked the idea of learning how to work with people and to understand more about equality.

What are you working on at the moment ?

I am really enjoying studying employee resourcing.

Are you involved in any social activities?

I am involved in the Nigerian society 

What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?

I want to work for my father's company for a year and then I plan to move to London to continue my studies.

What's the best part of studying at Plymouth?

Getting to learn from other people from different countries and the relationship between students and lecturers. Plymouth is cheap and it is close to the sea with lots of interesting places to visit. It is quiet place to study and focus, everyone is welcomed here no matter where you come from.

Daziba Apiri

I hope to go back to my home town and be a lecturer in one of the universities in my country.

Daziba Apiri

Why did you choose Plymouth?

It is a good university with a good learning environment. 

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm currently working on a podcast on resourcing and reward.

What do you hope to achieve after graduating?

I wish to go back to my home town and be a lecturer in one of the University's in my country. 

What do you think of the city?

Plymouth is a nice city which is great to live and work in, especially the Barbican area. It is very friendly for international students.

Junyi Hou

People here are very kind to international students.

Junyi Hou

Why did you choose Plymouth?

Its a friendly, safe environment to live in, with low living costs, convenience and good transportation. People here are very kind to international students.

What was it about the course that stood out for you?

Good group work and presentation practice, and opportunities to develop my confidence to communicate with people abroad.

Are you involved in any social activities?

I am in the Plymouth University Judo club and representing the University, I got a gold medal in a Bristol judo competition.

What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?

I intend to go back to China, but before that I want to gain work experience in the UK or North America.

Have you made new friends?

I have made a lot of new friends from everywhere in the world since I came to Plymouth, and the best thing is that I met my girlfriend here and we are very happy living together!

Valerie Stephens

This course is great for any working professional...my main goal is to become a HR Advisor

Valerie Stephens

What was it about the course that stood out for you?

The fact I could gain a Level 7 CIPD qualification was the deciding factor for me. Not only will I leave university with a wealth of knowledge, I will also leave with an internationally recognised CIPD qualification.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm currently writing a short 1,000-word formative essay, focusing on the themes of contemporary HR in three nominated journals. To be able to receive feedback before the final submission is great.

How does studying this course integrate into your week? (i.e. study time, lectures, attendance)

This course is great for any working professionals. I can work around this course easily as it is kept in two six-hour blocks, not many courses are like that. Although those six hours can be intense at times, it is great to be able to fit work around it.

What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?

My main goal is to become a HR Advisor. However, in the meantime to gain experience, I would like to work a few temporary contracts to build up my career portfolio.

Are you involved in any university societies / clubs / social activities?

I am the secretary of the University Cheerleading Society. I've been part of that sports club for four years but this is my first year on committee. It's a fantastic way to keep fit and it's even better helping the club run smoothly.

Why did you choose Plymouth University?

I'm only from Cornwall so I wanted to be relatively close to home and Plymouth was quite familiar to me. It was also a nice stepping stone from Cornwall.

What do you think of the city of Plymouth and surrounding areas?

I'm incredibly lucky to live in the South West. Not only do we have the hoe and Plymouth Sound, the moors are also a short distance away. Everything is easy to get to for a day trip!