"What I like most about my course is that it really has opened my eyes to the world around me; I look at things so differently now. This dynamic world we live in is constantly changing and I love how my degree keeps up with this."
What I like most about my course is that it really has opened my eyes to the world around me; I look at things so differently now. This dynamic world we live in is constantly changing and I love how my degree keeps up with this; it’s very relevant and each week comes with a different situation, a different catastrophe to discuss. Essentially, politics is the study of power and this entails so much, we explore different conflicts both physical and theoretical, the interests and motives of states, human rights, the economy and much more. All of which enhances my understanding of the current world affairs.
My writing and analytical skills are definitely the skills that have developed the most. I look at the essays I did in my first year compared to now in my third year and the change is astonishing. This development comes with understanding which I have gained throughout the course. You may not feel it at first but your knowledge and abilities are ever-expanding, trust in the process.
Alongside my studies, I have undertaken voluntary work as an adviser for Citizens Advice. One of my favourite topics is human rights, so, working at a place like Citizens Advice allows me to help people and this role allows me to exercise this passion.
I am also involved in the local politics of the town where I live. It's really great, going to meetings and discussing problems not just within our town but within our country. Through this I have been lucky to attend numerous conferences wherein the politics and the direction of our country is discussed and debated along with fringe events such as political blogging and public speaking classes.
Enjoy your time and have fun, but work hard throughout the year and don't let the work build up. Make the most of it and get the most out of it, three years will fly by, take advantage while you can.
Amal Clooney. I believe the work she does is truly inspirational. Human rights are often brushed off to the side, but the work she does makes sure that the voices of those who have been victim to rights abuses are heard.
I appreciate my lecturers, they are always willing to help and give great feedback, it is thanks to them that I have excelled in this course.