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'It's challenging but worthwhile'

Laura Burden studied a Media degree at Sheffield Hallam, before progressing onto a masters in Journalism.

“I wanted to do it because I want to progress into academia and really that requires postgrad level of study. I’m really interested in the topic, it means I get to talk about and research something that I’m really interested in every day.”

“I learn about myself in the process as well, so I think for me that’s the best thing about it.”

“I have great connections with my former lecturers and my new lecturers which has really helped because I have two sets of people guiding me.

“It’s really worth thinking about, but it’s worth thinking about what you get from it and why.

“It needs to be something that is going to actually boost your aspirations, your career. You need to think about the benefits of the skills you’ll pick up.”

Read more of Laura’s 5 reasons to do postgraduate study.

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