Aasha Mohamed

Edinburgh Napier University graduate Aasha Mohamed, discusses her experiences studying MSc Healthcare ManagementMSc Healthcare Management student Aasha Mohamed

Tell us a bit about yourself.

With 5 years of experience in the healthcare sector in India, I set my goals to build a career in management and administration in the healthcare sector. I am from India and I aspire to be a team leader within healthcare operations in the NHS or a private healthcare firm in the UK.

Why did you choose to study at Edinburgh Napier University?

When I did my research into the universities that offer a Healthcare Management course, I found that the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University offered what I was looking for, with its renowned faculty team. The modules also seemed very much appropriate to what I was looking for.

What are the key skills you learned during your time at Edinburgh Napier University?

I really improved my academic writing skills during my time at Edinburgh Napier. My tutors gave me new ideas and better ways of presenting my work, which I found especially helpful during my dissertation. I received good marks for my dissertation because of the valuable support from my tutor.

How would you sum up your student experience at Edinburgh Napier University?

I fell in love with the city. I did a lot of travelling, and North Berwick and Balerno became my favourite places. Campus life was really good and I spent a lot of time with my classmates. The modules that were conducted on both Sighthill and Craiglockhart campuses gave us the opportunity to also interact with students from business and administrative courses, which which helped a lot in building more contacts and making more friendships in Edinburgh. 

Do you feel these skills and your degree has made a difference in your career? If so, how?

The research skills that I learned whilst at Edinburgh Napier University have helped me to do research needed for various projects that my current company undertakes, especially market research.

Do you have any highlights of studying at Edinburgh Napier University.

I must say that the teaching is excellent, especially the support that the faculty members give, it’s amazing. They treated me like family and they were truly dedicated. The tutors helped at every step, in order for me to make progress. I was able to pass with flying colours because of the help and support from the teaching staff. Sighthill campus became my favourite place, where I even had a happy corner in the library where I used to spend time thinking and working. I used to spend hours and hours there and would leave late at night, saying bye to the rabbits that I'd been watching hopping in the grass around campus.

Any career tips/advice for recent graduates?

All I have to say is make the most of the learning opportunities that the university offer. Interact with your tutor and trust your tutor. Make use of the library search databases and speak with the library staff for help with your research. Work hard on your dissertation because it will help you when you look for a job, trust me. Lastly, keep in good contact with your university and tutors.