Maria Nicoletti

PG Cert Education in Academic and Practice Settings 

Maria Nicoletti 680

Why did you choose GCU?

I choose GCU to further my education as it has a proven track record of excellence, ranking high in institutes in Scotland. GCU is also accredited by the HEFA & NMC.

How would you describe your experience at GCU?

My experience was excellent, I felt supported and encouraged to be the best I can be professionally and personally. My course was very well organised. A blended approach to learning was suitable for me to maintain my full time employment whilst I studied.

What are your fondest memories of GCU?

Meeting new people that had a passion for education/teaching. Discussing and sharing ideas and new innovative ideas about how to encourage students/peers & colleagues within healthcare to learn.

How would you describe the quality of the teaching and support your received from GCU?

Both academic/support staff were professional friendly and approachable, highly skilled in supporting students and answering any queries.

Can you tell us how you coped with the transition to online learning during the pandemic?

The course was blended learning therefore, academic staff were accustomed to online learning. The second year we moved to fully online. There were a few technical issues but nothing that we could not overcome. In my opinion GCU staff did a great job. As most of my class worked front line in the NHS the university accommodated us by giving extensions if needed for assessments, which was a great help; truly needed.