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Fiona Holroyd

Fiona Holroyd, Conductive Education graduate

BA (Hons) Conductive Education 

Fiona already worked in conductive education but to take the next steps in her career decided she needed to become more qualified. In conjunction with the National Institute for Conductive Education (NICE), we offer the only undergraduate degree in Conductive Education in the UK so it was an easy choice for her to make! 

What did you enjoy about studying at the University?

I wanted to understand why Conductive Education is so unique, beneficial and the theory behind the practice. The course establishes links between the theoretical background and practise, which, along with the fact it's a very practice-based course, gave me the knowledge I desired. The relatively small intake also meant support and guidance was easily accessible. I also received a prize for obtaining the highest overall grade in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences in 2016!

What was it like working so closely with NICE?

Support on how to use the library, online resources, constructing assignments and literature reviews from the University was helpful but the NICE provided the majority of support I needed. It is a unique environment in which to study and the staff are extremely knowledgeable, supportive and approachable.

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What was student life like?

As a mature student, balancing study, work and a young family, I wasn’t able to live life as a typical undergraduate student. However, with the variety of shopping and entertainment on offer, our year group had a lot of fun when we did go out together in Birmingham!

What are your plans for the future?

I am writing a journal article following on from my dissertation and am planning to study further with a postgraduate degree in the future.

What advice would you give a new starter?

It is an incredibly rewarding experience working in Conductive Education and this qualification will open doors and experiences for you all over the world.