Why did you choose your course at the University of Birmingham?

The postgraduate students I met on open day were so passionate about Birmingham I had no doubt I was choosing the right place. Also, Birmingham’s Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies department is one of the best in the world and their commitment to excellence makes for a wonderful learning environment. The icing on the cake it that the university has its own train station which is perfect for my commute.

What has been the highlight of your course and why?

I really enjoyed the unit Continental Philosophy of Religion. I went into it with no background in Philosophy and it was challenging and rigorous. I loved it. It has even inspired my proposed dissertation topic.

What have you learnt from your course? How has it prepared you for your future career?

I wish to peruse academia as a career and the top thing I have learnt so far is to keep an open mind in regards to your studies. You never know what unit or opportunity will inspire you.

What has surprised you most about being a student at the University of Birmingham?

The atmosphere on campus. Campus always feels so alive and buzzing, it’s a really inspiring place to learn. Everyone is friendly and there is a real community feel to the University.

What have you enjoyed most about living and studying in Birmingham? What have been your favourite things to do in the city?

I commute to Birmingham, but I love the city as much as the campus. It is vibrant and multicultural and the University is a real reflection of the Brummie spirit.