Philosophy is not only good in theory

I wrote the very first blog in the Study What You Love campaign and emphasised love of the subject as the best reason to choose a degree course. I think philosophy has huge intrinsic value and appeals to our natural sense of wonder. As I mentioned, however, this is perfectly consistent with a philosophical training …

From studying something you don’t love to studying something you do

Dr Nathan Waddell, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University, on studying something he didn’t love, studying something he did — and that making all the difference…  Although many people will want to tell you that it’s vital to have your career trajectory mapped out from an early age in perfect sequence, life …

Why study the Arts?

Where can you go with an Arts degree? In this video employers talk about the skills Arts students can gain from studying a subject that they love and how these can benefit them in the future. Read more from other students, academics and employers on the Study What You Love pages.