"Last year, during my first year, I was active in the Ancient History and Classics society, partaking in charity events, socials and trips – including one to Rome!"
I love that during the course you can choose modules that enable you to go on placements, giving you the opportunity to see what careers you could peruse after graduating. The subjects that you can study is very varied, from Ancient to Modern History – there is something for everyone. The tutors are fantastic, happy to help in any way they can, they are also completely passionate about the subjects that they teach, which in turn inspires you to do the best you can! Being an older student and mother of four, I love that I do not feel out of place at Manchester Met, the course tutors, and the University itself have been welcoming and have made me feel completely at home. All in all, Man Met is a great welcoming place to be with passionate tutors who make learning extremely enjoyable!
Time Management! The ability to fit in commuting and studying on top of being a wife and mother is no small feat, and since starting my studies at Man Met I feel that time management has been one area that I have definitely developed!
Last year, during my first year, I was active in the Ancient History and Classics society, partaking in charity events, socials and trips – including one to Rome! This year I am currently chair of the same society. I believe that being part of the society has helped to forge friendships as well as being educational.
I am currently on placement at Wigan Archives and Local Studies in Leigh Town Hall as part of the module ‘History in Practice’. The opportunity to work in an environment, which interests me, has been extremely beneficial, and has provided an insight to what a career in Archives could be like.
Part of the placement includes writing articles with information discovered in files from the Lancashire & Cheshire Miners Permanent Relief Fund in the wake of The Pretoria pit Disaster in 1910. Being able to work on such a project is not only interesting, but also provides an understanding into the way aid was distributed.
Read, read and read some more! Come to seminars prepared and you will achieve all that you want to!
…the passion and enthusiasm that come through from everyone in the History Department!
In one sentence, please describe what you love most about Man Met:
The welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel like they belong is one of the things that I love the most. To know that you have the support of the University, especially your tutors is something very special.