“University is the perfect time to take opportunities, throw yourself into a subject you love and experiment with everything!”
Social History is the study of people - the history of society and what has affected it - viewed from the perspective of ordinary people, rather than politicians or leaders.
Initially I was sceptical about my foundation year, thinking I didn’t need to do it, but I was so wrong. As the year progressed, I found myself learning things I wasn’t previously aware that I would need, such as referencing to a certain standard in essays, or how to write a bibliography. I enjoyed the freedom the foundation year offered, allowing me to settle into university life ahead of my degree. The work was still challenging but it was a neat and calm introduction to first year.
Social History is a great course. It is the study of people - the history of society and what has affected it - viewed from the perspective of ordinary people, rather than politicians or leaders, something I find much more interesting.
Also, be prepared for a lot of independent work. It sounds daunting but it is a great chance to come into your own. It is unlike studying A Levels, in that your opinion actually counts.
People and their personal stories. Ordinary lives can be so much more dramatic, relatable or interesting than the more well-known lives of celebrities or historical figures.
The diversity and openness of the students, as well as the unique course content – it’s hard to find it elsewhere which is what drew me to this university. The student support system is also very useful and extremely helpful. Many Manchester Met students are grateful for it.