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Felicia Chua

Career Path: Preschool Teacher, Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Pre-school
Location: Singapore

I have always had an interest in teaching and working with children. I originally took a Diploma in Child Psychology & Early Education in a local polytechnic, followed by my degree in Childhood Studies & Disability Studies at Northumbria which I studied via Kaplan Singapore. I attained my first job as a Pre-school Teacher following this.

What are you doing now?

I am currently working as a Pre-School Teacher at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Pre-school.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?:

Northumbria is one of the more recognised universities in the UK.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Learning was through lectures, tutorials, and also many class discussions with the knowledge gained then applied through the completion of assignments. The lecturers were very knowledgeable and helpful, and helped us to connect information provided in the lecture notes from Northumbria to he worldwide and local context.

How connected was your course with industry?

The course was able to open up new insights towards different issues that are present in the industry and society as a whole.

What was the best thing about your course?

Being able to gain new insights and learning to take different perspectives towards issues related to the more vulnerable people (eg. children and disabled people) in society.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

This course from Northumbria was able to change our mindsets and taught us to use different perspectives in order to approach more sensitive societal issues related to children and disabled people (whom I wish to work with in future) more appropriately.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

The ability to take different perspectives to approach different social issues related to children and disabled people differently.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The course of study was just right, and the lecturers were very helpful since, they too, have experience in the industry itself.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Give yourself a chance to experience what you want to experience!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Happy, enjoyable and fruitful.

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