“My name is Esther Chidinma Chinweuba from the south-eastern part of Nigeria. I’m a graduate of Forestry and Wildlife and am currently a master’s student of Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services (SPIBES). I love nature and learning generally.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I cannot remember how I learnt about Alison but it was during my undergraduate programme.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
The first course I took on Alison was about study skills and I chose this course because I wanted to learn how to effectively study all of the courses I had as part of my first degree. After seeing my first year result in university, I knew I needed to learn study skills if I was going to graduate with a good result. Thankfully, I graduated incredibly well.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Alison courses have developed my soft skills in great ways that have helped me with my studies. I recently took a course on Alison called Winning With Communication- Master Your Communication Skills which helped me with class discussions and presentations. I have received good grades in my presentations because of my ability to communicate effectively. Also, I am learning French to help me cope in a French environment [in Côte d’Ivoire] as an English speaker and during lectures delivered in French.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
My favourite ways of relaxing are learning something new outside the classroom and watching movies, particularly animation.
What are you studying now?
I am currently studying Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire. It is a master’s programme organised as part of West Africa’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
After my master’s programme, I would like to get a job before I go on to study a PhD.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
It would be a course on interpersonal skills. I think it’s necessary not only for career success, but for life generally.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
Alison is one of the best online learning platforms with a diverse range of courses for learners. You can find any course you desire to learn. The courses are free with the option of purchasing certificates, which allow them to keep running free online courses. The platform always sends reminders to their learners to encourage them to continue learning and meet targeted goals. The modules are easy to follow and not overwhelming. It is self-paced and can be completed anytime.