Learning Assistant, Mission Heights Primary School
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Studying the Bachelor of Arts in Education made it clear where she sees her future, says education alumna Qurrat Ul Ain Memon.
“I’ve always been interested in education, and I chose this degree because it opens the doors to many opportunities to seek knowledge and obtain a quality education. I thoroughly enjoyed studying, and I love that the Bachelor of Arts in Education is a pathway to teaching and many diverse careers.
“Through my studies I realised that I really want to contribute to society and help children overcome challenging social conditions. I received a job offer as a learning assistant at a primary school while I was still studying – it was an amazing feeling to be employed before officially graduating.”
Deciding to study at AUT was easy, Qurrat says.
“I chose AUT for its impressive reputation as a young university. I liked that through the Bachelor of Arts in Education I can learn about different educational theories and philosophies, and I loved being able to include a minor in social sciences as part of my degree. This has added immensely to my knowledge, as I learned about numerous Greek philosophies and global issues.”
It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted, says Qurrat who graduated in mid-2018.
“Studying at AUT enabled me to think critically and outside the box, and I feel that the freedom to select electives from a range of disciplines truly diversified my knowledge.”
Advice for other students
Make a decision and then make the most of the opportunities available at AUT, Qurrat advises other students.
“Take advantage of the amazing opportunity to broaden your perspective and knowledge, and equip yourself with a Bachelor of Arts education that prepares you for a variety of interesting careers once you graduate.”
She would definitely recommend the Bachelor of Arts in Education, says Qurrat who is proud of the A grade average she had for her education papers.
“The degree enables you to explore different disciplines and can also set you on the path to pursue teaching as a career.”