"As an Employee Benefits Consultant, my day-to-day work involves advising employers on benefits and services that help to get their employees back to health. As workplace wellbeing has fast moved up the priority list for employers, I was looking for training that would give me a solid foundation to be more proactive in my work, helping to prevent illness in the first place, and in doing so adding value to all stakeholders.
The University of Nottingham's MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing both met and exceeded my expectations. It broadened my horizons, opening my eyes to the impact the workplace has on health, and how to identify and address such risks. It taught me about the balance between individual and workplace responsibility, an important consideration often missed in workplace wellness strategies, where the emphasis is mostly on changing the individual's behaviour.
There is a lot of information in the public domain about workplace wellbeing, not often from authoritative sources, and I particularly valued the way the course teaches you to take a critical view of information to separate fact from fiction.
The course is structured well to accommodate students who work full-time, and for those unable to be onsite at the university, making good use of technology and ensuring the onsite days are jam-packed with useful sessions by thought-leaders in the field, making the most use of students' time.
The course has been incredibly useful in my professional life, equipping me to provide credible advice to employers, and establishing myself as an expert on a mission to make a positive difference in the world of work. It has also helped me to get to the next level in my career, an objective I have been working towards for the past few years.
I can't thank Jonathan and Amanda enough for their insight and support throughout the course, and would highly recommend the University of Nottingham's MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge and expertise in this exciting field."