My name is Sandra Enith Marie Outerbridge. I live on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I am a 69 year old retired paraeducator and I’m a lifelong learner.
How did you learn about Alison?
On social media. The Alison courses I saw there appealed to me because of the ease of access and the dynamic nature of the courses that were offered.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
How have Alison courses affected your career?
The courses that I have taken have helped me to obtain the required professional development hours needed for me to keep my educator’s licence.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I enjoy swimming, aerobics, karate, walking football, yoga, pilates, walking on the beach looking at the horizon, playing piano, guitar, the tenor and treble recorders, learning French, Spanish and Portuguese, and reading.
Where are you working now?
I volunteer at our local hospital as a Pink Lady. Alison health courses have helped me understand some of the challenges that patients face. Also I volunteer for charity events. The courses I’ve taken have given me confidence to try new things.
What’s next for you, in terms of education?
I plan on taking more diploma courses and hope to eventually do a bachelor’s in Education, Health or Psychology. Although I’ll be 70 on October 5th, I plan to further my education. The Alison courses have helped me keep up with the 21st century and they keep my memory sharp.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I would recommend Alison to young and older students because the courses are relevant, stimulating and challenging.