Towards the end of my Bachelors degree I looked into different Masters programmes both here in Norway and abroad. Speaking English fluently is an advantage in today's international working environment and I saw my needs for improvement in this area.
Additionally, the UK offered more choice compared to Norway when it came to masters degrees in HR at the time. My subsequent decision to pick London as my place of study was an easy choice for me to make.
Through the Norwegian organisation Across the Pond I was introduced to Middlesex University. Middlesex distinguished itself from other Universities in the UK due to its cultural diversity. I found this very exciting.
The fact the HR masters programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), was a distinct advantage as it provided opportunities for the future.
I wanted to dig deeper into the field of HR having studied a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Human Resource Management.
When studying for an MA in Human Resource Management at Middlesex you are given the freedom to choose the subject areas that you find the most interesting.
I really enjoyed the mix of subject areas I got to cover covered and the accompanying workshops. Our lecturers knew us all by name and appreciated discussion. It wasn't just one-way communication. This was a huge and very positive surprise.
My time at Middlesex went by too fast, which must mean I had a great time!
I think my most valuable memory is of the induction period. I got to know so many interesting people from different cultures. During this time, the University made sure that we were fully integrated and took good care of new comers.
My time at Middlesex made me hungrier to develop professionally in the field of HR! I wanted to learn more and develop my skills in this area further.
Studying abroad is not only about learning a new language or gaining degree, it's also about developing personally. It's hard to say how much my time at Middlesex has helped me get to where I am today but it definitely pointed me in the right direction.
Aim high, make the most of all the opportunities that come your way and continue to develop professionally and academically once your time at university is over.