Course studied: MA Heritage Management
Graduating year: 2014
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Indonesian-born student Adinny Subagiyo graduated from MA Heritage Management in 2014.
Adinny's Bath Spa story
The MA Heritage Management course is vocationally focused and the range of teaching methods, including seminars, museum visits, field trips as well as the close tutor relationships are just some of the things that Adinny enjoys most about the course. Adinny has found the teaching methods at Bath Spa to be highly beneficial. The time spent in seminars, one-to-one tutorial sessions as well as a wide range of support including the library, health services and pastoral support has made Adinny feel very welcome at the University.
Students on the course also benefit from working in collaboration with the many museums, galleries and heritage sites in Bath and the local region. Students are also taught by heritage sector professionals and academic staff who research and write about heritage and public history.
Prior to studying for her Masters’ at Bath Spa, Adinny studied Architecture at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. When comparing her two different educational experiences Adinny states that at Bath Spa she is given more freedom to focus on what she is interested in and appreciates the different guest speakers, focus groups and discussions she experiences at the University.
On graduating, Adinny hoped to stay in the UK for a few years to gain valuable work experience within the heritage management sector. Following this, Adinny planned to return to Indonesia.
When asked to describe her time at Bath Spa University, she said ‘A lifetime experience.'
"Students on the course also benefit from working in collaboration with the many museums, galleries and heritage sites in Bath and the local region.''
Why did you decide to study in the UK at Bath Spa University?
Indonesian-born student Adinny always wanted to come and study in Europe and in particular, the UK.
Bath Spa University is situated in the South West of England, just outside the UNESCO Heritage city of Bath. Adinny believes the location of the University is the perfect place to study for a Masters’ degree in Heritage Management. This particular course is based at the University’s historic campus at Corsham Court, a 15th century manor house.
The city of Bath is a short distance away and attracts thousands of tourists each year. With such a variety of things to do, Adinny’s favourite activities are visiting the different museums and historical markets as well as the beautiful Georgian attractions such as Sydney Gardens.
Adinny was the recipient of the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, or LPDP as it is known in Indonesia. This is an Indonesian government-funded scholarship which provides full funding for Indonesians who want to study for Master's or other postgraduate study in Indonesia or abroad. The fund covers a wide range of costs including tuition fees, living allowance, transportation, health insurance, visa costs, settlement allowance, international seminars and journal publication costs.
The scholarship is open to applications all year round allowing applicants to specify if they would like to be considered for the January or the September intake. The funding is open to students interested in all subjects and more information can be found at www.lpdp.depkeu.go.id