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Student Perspective | Maria Lombard | Adult Nursing (Hons)

Maria shares her experiences of studying with us
8th January 2021

What is your experience of being a student in Gibraltar?

Being a Gibraltarian, I feel I have had an opportunity to study at home close to my family and friends, which many students did not have in the past. Gibraltar is a small multi-cultural community which means anyone who comes to live or study in gibraltar will always feel welcomed.

What do you like about your programme?

With student groups much smaller than usual universities, you are certainly more than just a number. This makes lectures much more interactive and means that each one of us are able to get the attention we need. We are encouraged to take part in discussions, enhancing our learning and developing with confidence as a group. As individuals, we are able to connect more closely with our peers and become more comfortable when it comes to sharing ideas and perspectives. These connections lead to lasting friendships which will turn into collegaues in the future making it the best of both worlds.
I have found that due to the smaller student groups our lecturers have been able to spend more time to individualize their feedback, ensuring that each one of us understands the material, gets the help we need and be able to reach our own potential.

What in your experience of teaching and learning at the University?

The Adult Nursing programme consists of approximately 50% theory and 50% practical, which I believe enhances your learning as a whole. You certainly have the opportunity to put the theory learnt in class into practice on a ward at the hospital. This being fundamental in order to become a professional Nurse. The University provides a stimulation suite where we are able to practice different skills on manikins, which prepares you before starting placement at a residential home or on a ward.

What would you say to a student thinking of applying to the University?

The University of Gibraltar will definitely help you achieve your academic goal. Gibraltar has a lot to offer as a British Territory and therefore will be the perfect location to study and also enjoy your free time whilst having a break from your studies.

If you have completed a placement, where did you go? What did you do? How did you find it?

Before being assigned a placement I have been offered sessions informing me about the different learning opportunities each placement provides. This has given me an insight before embarking on great work experience.
  • BSc (Hons)

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Adult Nursing is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and caring profession. Throughout the programme you will develop critical, analytical and reflective skills that will enable you to make sound judgements and provide safe and effective evidence-based care.[...]

    3 Years

    Yes Placement option

    Full Time

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