Sarah - My experience so far

January 1 2020
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Hi! My name is Sarah and I’m a third-year student studying Business and Event Management BA Hons at the University of Hertfordshire. As I am a Business School student, I’m mainly based on the De Havilland campus. Before attending uni, at A-Level I studied Business Studies, IT and Enterprise. This is where I found my interest in the business and events industry.

One of the reasons, I chose the University of Hertfordshire was because of the national ranking of the Events management, currently 7th. I have thoroughly enjoyed my studies at Herts, my favourite module, so far has been Event Planning and Community Engagement. This module allowed me to create and host a fundraising event for Cancer Research UK at the University Day Nursery. The hands-on experience allowed me to learn a lot about applying my knowledge and how to hold an event during the three key stages. The whole process was enjoyable, and I gained an insight in planning a certain type of event.

As well as, the location is easily accessible. As a commuter, this was an important factor for me. I use the UNO buses to get to and from campus. This has made it a simple process for me to travel to uni daily. Although the journey can be long and tiring, the uni experience is definitely worth it! 😊

I’m currently on my placement year as a Recruitment Events Assistant. When applying for placements, the university provided me with a lot of support and advice. From the beginning of creating my CV and cover letter, online forms, interviews, ACE centre experiences and securing the placement offer. The support is still ongoing while I’m on placement. This was really helpful as I had someone to turn to when I was feeling a bit lost. The placement year is a really good experience to gain an insight in the industry. Personally, as I work for the uni, it’s really interesting seeing the other side of how the university operates.

Herts has provided me with an immense amount of support and made my experience studying here, thoroughly enjoyable.