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PRESCRIBING POSTGRADUATE STUDY Ben Hindley completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy in 2011 and now works at Aintree University Hospital. “I decided to study for my postgraduate diploma at LJMU because I am comfortable here, having transferred to the University in the first year of my undergraduate degree,” he explains. “LJMU is a much friendlier place than my original institution and I am much happier in Liverpool.” The structure of the programme suited Ben to a tee “I found LJMU very forward thinking in the way the course was organised,” he says. “There was a lot of support from staff and easy access to all the resources we needed. Feedback on assessments was personalised and generally very quick.” In terms of highlights, it was the feeling of community that made a difference to Ben: “Study weekends were the best part of the programme. The entire cohort of students came together enabling you to talk to others in the same situation.” And, when it comes to results, Ben has already seen the positive impact of postgraduate study on his career. “My diploma has definitely created opportunities for me personally,” he says. “I was able to apply for, and obtain, a more senior role within the department and I have also become a work-based tutor on the masters programme.”

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Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU

Masterplan magazine  

Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU