Per Hian Chor Marcus
Per Hian Chor Marcus
Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
University of Portsmouth, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)
I took up a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management Degree with the University of Portsmouth as I felt it was a programme that would be relevant to my career objectives. This programme also gave me exemptions for certain ACCA examination papers. I would recommend studying with UOP for these reasons mentioned.
The programme structure was manageable overall. The lecturers were very professional and they willingly shared their experiences with the students, which made the learning more meaningful.
Studying for this Degree has made me realise that I am never too old to study and that I should never give up. As a father of two teenage boys, I hope to inspire them to do their best in their endeavours having seen my tenacity and perseverance in completing this programme while working full time. My determination, hard work and firm belief in myself enabled me to complete this programme.
On the whole, this programme has enhanced my critical thinking and research skills. I am confident with the knowledge and skills I have acquired that I can be an added value to my company.
Industry: University of Portsmouth Student (2019)
Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering (Top-up)
As a Systems Engineer, it can be really difficult to study as I need to juggle my time between my studies, family and career. I chose the University of Portsmouth because it has an excellent ranking in UK and comes with a good quality curriculum, duration and flexible schedule that totally suits my hectic IT professional lifestyle.
One of my key job responsibilities is to build processes and platforms to support software development lifecycles. By taking what I had learnt in my classroom to my workplace, I gained more confidence and mastery in communicating with other Software Engineers. I even applied better practices to performance tools, data structures, automation and even Agile methodologies to improve my work every day.