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Julie’s got the ‘Human Resources’ for academic success.

A senior Human Resource professional working for the University of Chester has dedicated her academic success to her son Thomas.

This integrated approach to study certainly challenged me but I really enjoyed the journey from beginning to end.

Julie Mulliner , Assistant Director of Human Resource Management Services at the University of Chester 

Julie Mulliner, from Haslington, is thrilled to have achieved a Masters in Performance Management in Higher Education from the University after completing its Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS) programme.

As Assistant Director of Human Resource Management Services (HRMS), People and Organisational Development, Julie has juggled home and work life to complete her studies in 18 months.

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The 47-year-old, who loves music, cooking, dancing and playing golf, said: “I absolutely love my job and working for the University and it was through my work that I came across the work-based approach.

“I was really enthused that I could combine the work I do with enhancing my theoretical knowledge of HR within the context of Higher Education (HE) and would certainly recommend this approach.”

The WBIS programme is tailored to provide academic recognition of learning undertaken primarily in the workplace and gives credit for prior learning.

Julie, who has worked in HR for 25 years, said: “This integrated approach to study certainly challenged me but I really enjoyed the journey from beginning to end.” “My Tutors were very supportive and flexible to help me achieve the tight deadlines I set myself”

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“The one thing I would say, however, if you plan to embark on this type of approach you have to be committed and be prepared to dedicate time to your studies and with support from family and friends anything is possible!”

Having devoted three weekends in four to studying during the final 6 months, Julie finished her MA at the end of 2009 and when the time came to submit her dissertation, she dedicated it to her 20-year-old son, Thomas.

Julie added: “I did that in the hope that my belief in lifelong learning would be an inspiration to him and would follow in my footsteps. When he sent me a congratulations card saying ‘Well done! Well proud’, it made all the hard work and dedication worthwhile.”

“It proves that you can really push yourself if you really believe in what you can do. It was a really good feeling and I am looking forward to my graduation ceremony on Friday to celebrate.”

Dr David Perrin, Manager of the Professional Development Unit, said: “Julie has completed her Masters in less than two years, despite the pressures of a heavy workload in HRMS at the University and teaching other members of staff.

“Her efforts demonstrate the University’s commitment to providing opportunities to members of staff to gain academic skills and awards, particularly where their award enhances their work.”

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