Find Out How Quenzy Managed Her Undergraduate Studies During the Pandemic
After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020; student life completely transformed into something unimaginable. Students all around the world have been forced to stay at home and complete their studies via e-learning. We can all agree that adapting to a new environment in such a short amount of time was no easy task: struggles of paying internet bills, not to mention the tuition fees, and other more we can name.
During such unprecedented times, especially the first four months of e-learning, Quenzy’s life was a little step ahead. Living in a province in the Philippines, Business Professionals Education Centre (BPEC) captured 19 years old Quenzy’s interests as she browsed through universities for enrolment. “As I read about the BPEC, I was impressed with the undergraduate courses and the opportunities that the institute provide for students,” she briefly explained. “Enticed with the opportunity, I immediately told my parents that I prefer to study in BPEC.”
Filling out school-related papers was easy because the rest of her family resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Quenzy proudly stated that one of the major influences on her choice to apply to BPEC was her parents. Before Quenzy settled in UAE in December 2020, she found it challenging to manage her sleeping pattern for four months at first while taking the undergraduate programme – Level 4 Diploma in Business Management. Considering that the Philippines is 4 hours ahead of Abu Dhabi, her sessions were from 4pm to 6pm (GMT+4), and she would be in class from 8pm to 10pm in the Philippines (GMT+8).
Aside from the customized consultation sessions with each student one day a week, BPEC offers two days of classes with a two-hour time limit for students in Level 4 and above. Every college student, without doubt, would be thrilled to receive this set of class schedules for the whole academic year. “My experience in BPEC was never what I imagined it will be” she mentioned. “Having to finish college within 3 years was what got my attention but I was surprised to know that I only have to attend my classes for 2 days a week,” she added.
“I didn’t find the workload in BPEC to be stressful. The workload is light,” she said. “It helped me a lot since I’m never the type of student who hustles her way out to get some school awards. I just want to have a passing grade. I’m extremely happy whenever I get 85 and above,” she happily mentioned.
Majority of us have been dealing with lots of personal struggles in the first half of 2020, the last thing we need is having restless days with bombarded school works. Quenzy stated “Thankfully, BPEC wasn’t like that. Honestly, it was everything I could ever ask for in a school.” Preventing modules from piling up, she made sure to accomplish her work as soon as homework is given. Quenzy’s approach of separating academic time from personal time helps her thrive in academic assignments, and by the time she finishes her homework, she has enough time for family and friends.
Furthermore, BPEC is the go-to institute for flexibility, integrity, equality, professionalism, and tons more. Because of the university’s flexibility with its schedules, whether you’ve just enrolled or are studying abroad, you’ll be able to settle in quickly. There are also various side hustles and hobbies, such as part-time jobs, commissions that you can do every single day before or after classes; student productivity is also one of the main focus areas of the institute. And with that, we encourage you to enroll and join us at BPEC, we’re excited to meet you!
Abigail Daniece Tabili
Level 3 Foundation Diploma student