The Career Benefits of Postgraduate Study
08 Jun 20
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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
15 August 2020
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We’ve spoken about the benefits Postgraduate study can have on your career progression and salary, but it’s also important to take a step back when deciding to further your education. Sure, it’s great to consider the practical benefits of any new endeavour before you commit to it, but it’s equally important to understand why continued learning and the development of new skills is so worthwhile.
It all comes down to what you use your brain for, and it can be helpful to think of the mind as a muscle. If you never use your legs, or you only use them in short bursts, then the chances of you being able to touch your toes will be pretty slim. Keep exercising, though, with regular, considered practice, and you’ll become far more supple and likely perform a number of movements far more effectively. While that is perhaps a slightly reductive example, it underlines the point; continue to test your brain with fresh, stimulating material, and it will be capable of much more than it currently is.
The world of Postgraduate study is ideal for anyone looking for a long-lasting, immensely satisfying mental workout. Take the added benefits of enhanced career opportunities, yes, but it can be helpful to also see your studies simply as an enjoyable test of your mental dexterity.
Continued academic study acts as a long-term performance booster. As a result of that increased performance, you’ll undoubtedly get more enjoyment out of your job, hobby, etc. simply because you find that you’re better at it. This premise can be applied to just about any aspect of life. Various pastimes, from hobbies to mere conversations, can be vastly more fulfilling if your mind is operating at its full capacity. Make the right decisions more often and come across better when you meet new people.
If all of this seems a little far-fetched, then just cast your mind back to the last time you learnt a new skill or improved your performance in something. Feels pretty good, doesn’t it? By choosing the right Postgraduate course and applying yourself to it, you should find yourself getting hit after hit of that amazing feeling.
Studying should never be seen merely as a means to an end; by pushing yourself to specialise in the world of academia, you will reap the rewards for years to come and continue to develop yourself in numerous different ways.
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