Ms Ummu, Mdm Noraini and family at Warwick Graduation Ceremony
Sharing her feelings, Ummu said she was very proud of her mother who had, since young, been “truly committed in her studies and work”.
“Her determination, perseverance and her dedication to do things well were among the reasons that prompted me keep telling myself, “If my mother can do this, I can too.”
For her, the most memorable classroom experience was the group activities. “We had very interesting activities that pushed us to think creatively and out of the box,” she said.
She also felt that having the highly qualified and experienced lecturers from Warwick University to conduct the course was also a big plus.
“They taught and guided us with a lot of patience and understanding, especially when everyone of us had to rush for our classes after work.”
Her mother Noraini was more emphatic describing the lecturers as “AWESOME!”
Noraini said: “They seemed to have everything at the tip of their tongue, ever ready to give a good lecture, at any time and at any moment. They were so well versed with early childhood theories and it was obvious that they had conducted volumes of research studies in this field.”
With the Warwick degree under her belt, Noraini hopes to become a practicum supervisor or curriculum specialist in the near future. She would like to take a short break before considering future study options.
Her advice to those planning to enroll for the Warwick degree course is – “ Consider it as a leap of faith. Think positive that you can do it, muster your courage to persevere and keep improving yourself as you go along”.
For Ummu, the takeaway from the degree course would certainly help her to contribute to improvements of her centre’s EC curriculum and in her classroom delivery. Meanwhile, she has her eyes on a Master’s.
“We were taught first hand by the finest and most knowledgeable lecturers. These are experts well looked upon in this industry. This degree programme is certainly value for money as we never felt shortchanged in their delivery.” – Noraini Bte Sapuan
“I felt a great sense of accomplishment. It made me realise how far I could achieve in my studies. I felt that all the hard work and stress were worth it in the end.” – Ummu Aimaan Binte Abu Bakar