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Foundation Degree in Business - Louise Williams

About you and background
My name is Louise Williams, I am 20 years old and from Merthyr Tydfil. I am currently working full time for A J Walter Aviation.

What course did you study at Coleg y Cymoedd?
I previously studied BTEC Level 3 in business studies and am currently studying a Foundation Degree in business.

What made you decide to study at Coleg y Cymoedd?
I reviewed the different colleges in the area and Coleg y Cymoedd had the best reviews so I thought I would give it a go. I also met the tutors before the course started and they were a great help to me and very nice and motivated it helped me make my decision.

Why did you choose to study this course?
I wanted to do something that would benefit me in my career and I find business studies interesting and wanted to learn more.

What are the benefits of studying at Coleg y Cymoedd?
The tutors are willing to help, no matter what the issue, everything is taught clearly and there is a lot less pressure put on you than there was when I was in school.

What do you intend to do next/what are you doing now that you have left?
As I currently work full time, I will be using this qualification to push for more money, and possibly look for another job which will give me more satisfaction in my day to day work. I would also like to work on getting into the university to do the top up course to achieve the full degree.

How is the course helping you achieve your ambitions?
The course is helping me understand all the business aspects that I will need to know within a company so I can understand how they work. I’m being provided with the correct information I will require to go into the field of study I want.

How will studying impact on your life?
I hope doing this course will help me achieve my dream job, a social media marketing role for a successful company. I will have a better understanding of business so if one day I decide to start my own company then, I will have the knowledge and understanding to help me. I believe my confidence will also increase due to the presentations we have to do and it will help me get over my fear of public speaking.

Would you recommend this college and this course to others?

Your tutor Ben Lewis said:
Louise has made a good start to this academic year in particular her application towards the finance unit has been very impressive. She is also a polite and pleasant learner and has potential to do very well through her journey into and through higher education.

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