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 what you love?

Katherine Tallant is the School Manager for Sociology and Social Policy, she’s also the brains behind the Study What You Love campaign.  The inspiration for this campaign came from a workshop I attended in which we were discussing how students choose what to study. We considered all sorts of influences like parental expectations, what friends are …

Why Study English?

Holly Jackson, Third year English Student. I chose to study English at University largely because it was the one subject area in high school which initiated the least amount of groaning and displeasure when attending lessons or completing homework. Though I would not admit it at the time, I did really enjoy learning about a broad …

Why Study Music?

Rebecca Gilling, Second Year Music Student. Although the application process began very early on in my first year, with a lot to organise, it was definitely worth the time as I have found studying abroad in Australia to be an incredibly liberating experience. This time last year I felt pretty overwhelmed by the move from …