The paper 'Principles of University Learning" is an outstanding example of education coursework. I am a student who is globally oriented in perspective and have reason to believe that studying at the university is my pleasure and will benefit me a fantastic deal. I suppose many students have reasons for studying at the university but mine are just exceptional. For one, I have the urge to obtain education since I believe it is the only way forward to a successful tomorrow. I have this inward feeling that nowhere else will I advance my career of being a university senior lecturer than studying at the university.
However, beyond my career, I have staunch reasons as to why I prefer studying at this university. As Ewell (1999) argues, the university broadly opens the minds of many and with interactions with other people in the course offered; it is with no doubt that I will broaden my perspective and increase my ability for global thinking. Not only will I endure the cultural diversity in the university but on the same note, I will be having access to various cultures that I have always dreamed of sharing and learning them.
It is the high time I know people, and make friends from the other corners of the globe because I believe it is part of networking and this is worth my future survival. I also want to study at university because it offers a wide range of courses. I would hate to narrow down to a single course when learning because it would not be of much help. However, taking this opportunity at the university would give me a chance to roam about several departments of my choice and ultimately broadening my knowledge in various courses. How can I forget the qualified professors and tutors at the university?
As Harvey (2004, p. 97) notes, the institution houses the best normally referred as the top class of the lecturers qualified to lecture on the course on Principles of university learning as well as many others offered by the institution. Among them are exceptionally experienced professionals who have worked in various fields of expertise before joining the university as senior lecturers, and this is what I have always wanted; to share with them their experiences and learn as much as possible from their advice.
Going to the university is not only about academics, but it is also about social networking, and acquiring survival skills and I believe the institutions will be providing all in one giving me a strong reason for studying at the university. Relationships between this course and other courses you are studying this term I am undertaking the course, Principles of university learning and some two more additional courses namely, human resource management and career development.
These courses I am sure to have appreciable relations, and they almost complement each other. They are great courses that I chose from the onset of starting my studies at the university, and they have not disappointed at all in the objectives and goals I set before embarking on the respective courses.
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