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Student Profiles: Short Courses


Tom Dillon

Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring 2012
"One of the key attractions for me, when considering coaching courses, was the high regard in which the name of the University of Warwick is held in the business world. The course itself was very interactive and absorbing; nine days full of interesting content and practical learning. The focus is on coaching rather than mentoring, but that suited me particularly well and I feel that the course helped me to develop as a coach. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am rapidly expanding my coaching business as a result of my learning. I shall be returning for the diploma in the autumn."

"I enrolled for the Ecology and Conservation certificate out of a general interest in nature and the countryside. However, the content of the course could easily have served as the foundation for an environmental vocation. The majority of the group, who were drawn from a wide range of employment backgrounds, were also studying the certificate due to their own enthusiasm for ecology and to simply further their understanding of the natural world.Everyone in the group was genuinely passionate about the subject and keen to discuss the topics raised so there was plenty of debate and exchange of ideas. The tutor also made good use of the natural environment in and around campus so that several times we were able to get out of the classroom and study outdoors in a practical setting in order to apply the identification and sampling techniques covered in class." matt

Matt Carpenter

Certificate in Ecology and Conservation


Lucy Hargreaves

Certificate in Counselling Skills
"I was first attracted to the Counselling Skills Certificate because it provided a balance of academic theory from a number of counselling approaches, with the opportunity to develop and practise counselling skills within a safe environment. The group came from a variety of backgrounds: some people used counselling skills in their professional lives; others in a voluntary capacity; and some people who felt that this course would provide a valuable life skill regardless of background or activity.The tutors bring this course to life: their delivery is engaging and their facilitation is subtle yet highly effective. Consequently the group worked together extremely well and there was plenty of discussion and energy on the study days. The opportunity to reflect and read in between sessions complemented the practical activity. You get out of the course what you would put into it... nothing ventured nothing gained!"