Keren - BA(Hons) International Relations
Keren is studying BA(Hons) International Relations. Find out why she chose UWE and what she likes about her course.
Please note: this course is now BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations.
What do you like about your course?
My course allows me to read further into topics that I was already interested in before coming to UWE, such as analysing and debating issues concerning underdevelopment in the world.
The course has given me a much greater insight and allowed me to speak confidently about my opinions on the subject. I like the fact my teachers are very passionate about the subjects they teach, it gives us, the students, a boost and makes the topics far more interesting.
What's it like to be a student at UWE?
I love being a student at UWE. The lecturers are easy to get on with and treat you like an adult, which is nice after coming from a school environment. The friendships I have made here has been my university highlight, I have become friends with people from all over the world and all different backgrounds, something that I never would have experienced had I not come here.
The social scene is also brilliant, such a wide range of events, festivals, bars and clubs to go to, no matter what your taste.
What are the advantages of studying your subject in Bristol?
Bristol is a fantastic city for this course, being a multi-cultural, student-based city means there are people here from all over the world, for example my tutors from the last three years have been from China, America, El Salvador and Sierra Leone.
The city also holds debates in many different locations, many of which relate to my course. From a non-academic point of view I will have great memories of spending days in the many parks, walking round the harbour and enjoying all the city's independent little shops, restaurants and bars.
What skills are you gaining from your course?
How does the course prepare you for your postgraduate career?
The course has allowed me to build up a good portfolio of work that reflects my interests and shows my dedication to the work, I think this looks good to an employer. Also, I have been able to get good references from respected tutors.
I had an interview recently with the head of a very high profile organisation, without the knowledge I have gained from my time at UWE I would never had been able to make such a decent impression on him.