When you think about work environments where mindfulness and compassion are high on the agenda, you might not immediately think of transport safety. But that’s what Hannah White is trying change.
Hannah, a student on the University’s new MSc Mindfulness and Compassion programme, works as a senior manager within the transport industry. She enrolled on the course to help support her own staff and others in her life feel more fulfilled, and better balance life and its demands to enjoy the present moment more.
“I undertook an eight-week mindfulness course some years ago and it genuinely changed my life for the better,” says Hannah. “I have been keen to understand more about mindfulness and compassion and how that can be applied in mine and other’s lives.”
The course provides the balance Hannah was looking for - the social science in terms of the psychology, as well as the practical and vocational aspects of the mindfulness teaching and training. “It’s the first course I’ve seen that includes both mindfulness and compassion elements. I feel it is ever more relevant in today’s world, where it is so busy and there is so much pressure and expectation and I hope to utilise what I have learnt in all my other roles.”
Not only is the course content ideal for what Hannah is looking for, but she’s got so many positive things to say about her whole experience so far.
“The best thing I’ve found about studying at UWS is the sense of community that has been fostered amongst the teaching team and the students. It has been fantastic as a support network and in getting so much more out of the course through sharing ideas. The team are friendly and responsive and the course is so well structured, building knowledge and clearly linking to module objectives.”
To find out more about the programme click here.