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Employers urged to improve competitive edge with University degree

Progressive employers recognise the competitive advantage study can bring to their workforce – which is why the University of Kent’s BA in Applied Professional Practice has proved popular with successful organisations such as the National Health Service and John Lewis.

Students study part-time at either the University’s Medway or Canterbury campuses, offering flexibility to both employer and employee.

Degree programme Acting Director Dr Christine Eastman said: ‘Currently we have students who are employed by the NHS, John Lewis, and the University itself and who work in a range of professions from midwives and nursing assistants to administrators and personnel managers.

‘Employers recognise the benefits study can bring to their workforce: a deeper understanding of the role, confidence, improved reading and writing skills, a clearer sense of purpose and, above all, the ability to contribute to one’s place of work in a more assertive, focused and knowledgeable way.

‘What our students have in common is a passion to learn and a will to succeed. They learn how to use time effectively, think critically, read closely, present their research to others – all skills any company would like to enhance within its workforce,’ she said.

Students study on a part-time basis over six years, or four with a summer-term component, to gain either a certificate, diploma or full degree. There are no formal entry requirements for the programme and the University welcomes applications from students not holding traditional qualifications.

Any employer or individual wanting to find out more about the course should contact Dr Eastman on (tel) 01634 888968 or (email) C.A.Eastman@kent.ac.uk



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Story published at 10:11am 6 September 2010

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