An EMAS education manager from Derby is celebrating after being awarded a masters degree after five years of hard work.
Amy Rollason, Acting Clinical Education Manager at Kingsway Education Centre, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University last month with an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Amy, who has previously completed three other degrees including an Honours Degree in Biology, Post Graduate Teaching Diploma and Foundation Degree in Paramedic Practice, is delighted to have been awarded a masters degree and is looking forward to a well-earned rest with her wife Becky before the birth of their first child in March.
Amy, who has severe dyslexia said: “I have never considered myself to be an academic person and so I just took it one module at a time.
“It was tough to complete the full Masters programme while working full time but now it’s over I’m so glad that I stuck with it.
“I’m hoping that it will turn out to be a bit like childbirth in that you are supposed to forget the pain very soon after and just get left with the joy.
“I’m very proud that I have done it and I hope that other EMAS staff see that if I can do it, it definitely can be done and give it a go themselves.”
Over the last five years Amy completed a variety of modules covering clinical skills, research methods and management and completed a dissertation entitled 'From Resistance to Revolution: How effective change management could alter the face of Paramedicine' which looked at how best to embrace the new higher education requirements for entry onto the Paramedic register.
Richard Allen, a Clinical Practice Tutor from Kingsway, said: “The whole Kingsway team wish Amy our wholehearted congratulations on her graduation. The knowledge and skills she gained on her course has already had significant benefits for the rest of the team and the students who come to the centre.”
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