My name is Catherine and I’m currently in my second year studying BA (Hons) Business & Management with Human Resource Management at Cardiff Met. I can’t believe that I’m in my second year and half way through my course!
I’m studying my course bilingually doing 40 credits through the medium of Welsh. Studying through the medium of Welsh was a natural step for me because of having all my education through the medium of Welsh and it was an opportunity too good to miss.
In my opinion, studying bilingually is very advantageous. It enables you to develop skills which will eventually become useful when looking for jobs in the future and for sure I have benefited from studying through the medium of Welsh.
The groups tend to be smaller and therefore it is a good opportunity to get to know your fellow students and lecturers. I am really supported and I am made to feel confident in asking questions and to offer ideas in seminars. In the first year I studied a wide range of subjects which benefited me in the world of work.
It was an opportunity for me to see what modules would be of value to study in more depth in my second year. I studied a whole range of subjects including Marketing, Law, Finance and Human Resource Management, on top of the core modules.
When I’m preparing for my tutorials I have to understand and interpret the content completely so I can produce the work in Welsh too. It’s a useful revision aid and I feel it’s helped me understand the work a lot better.
By now, I have decided to specialise in Human Resource Management which includes many characteristics from Performance Management, People Management and Law in the Workplace. Despite this, I’m studying most of my modules in English then 3 core modules through the medium of Welsh. The second year also includes 15 days of work experience. I’m fortunate enough to being able to start my work experience at the National Welsh Museum which is a completely new and different to the usual.
In short, I only have praise for the BA (Hons) Business & Management with Human Resource Management. Studying bilingually has been very advantageous for me, not only is it a great way of meeting new people and making friends but it has meant that I have been able to create close relationships with tutors.