Graduated with an online Perioperative Practice BSc (Hons)

Image: Online Perioperative Practice BSc (Hons) Top-Up degreeI chose to study my BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice Top-Up degree with UDOL as I was struggling to find an online course in this area, and UDOL was the only university offering this degree wholly online and endorsed by the AfPP.

When I was looking for a course I received recommendations from friends to study with the University of Derby, which sparked an attraction to online learning. Being able to study online was also great for me as I move around for work and can now fit in my study with my lifestyle and work commitments.

When I started my course, my goals were to enhance my theoretical knowledge in relation to current perioperative issues to improve how I practice overall. Since starting, these goals have remained the same.

As an online student it can be hard to balance your study around professional and work commitments, but I find it useful to be disciplined with yourself and timetabling work regularly does help.

My online learning experience with UDOL has been very positive. I have been able to exchange knowledge and ideas with practitioners from around the world, which has been particularly interesting and beneficial. This course has allowed me to gain knowledge in areas I haven't had much exposure to and also refresh my knowledge on areas that I am more familiar with.

If I had to describe my experience at UDOL with just one word it would be “Enlightening”, and if I was to speak to anyone considering an online course with UDOL I was tell them to go for it! It’s hard work, but you will learn a lot.