Ruth Barclay-Paterson


MA Health & Wellbeing

Reflecting back several months after finishing Masters Programme I find myself missing studying. I have no regrets at all. Completing the MA Health & Well-being at the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) has only ever been positive for me. Completing a Masters has provided me with so much more than the qualification; it was something I very much wanted to achieve and I am especially proud of the achievement. The discipline to complete this Masters has actually enriched all parts of my life. 

My independence and confidence have allowed me to be much more confident in my own ability and not requiring approval or constant feedback. If I don’t know something, I now have the skills to know how to find out. My writing ability has significantly improved and I am proud of the academic work I can now produce. From the time management and organising myself prospectively I am delighted with my ability to use time effectively especially with a young family. As a busy working mum studying online allowed me to have “my thing” that fitted round family and work needs. One of the most important things I think I have witnessed is my curiosity and ability to learn and it is almost the more you learn the more you realise you don’t know but you are provided with advanced skills developing the ability to think and this totally has facilitated my ability to analyse, synthesise, conceptualise to develop an argument to think and write critically. One of the strengths of the MA Health & Wellbeing is the detailed feedback from lecturers that allows you as a student to develop and progress.

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