Tasneem Choudhury graduated from our joint honours programme in 2016. Here, as part of our graduate profiles, she gives us a brief insight into her thoughts on History at Newman.
My decision to study Joint Honours English and History was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The History department not only increased my love and passion for History, but provided an opportunity for me to delve deeper into areas that I felt passionate about. Two of the best modules I studied during my degree were The Making of the Modern World and The Black Freedom Struggle. I benefitted greatly from both of these modules and they allowed me to think critically and develop my understanding of key issues that are still prevalent today. The best part of studying History at Newman was doing my dissertation and the boundless amount of support I had from my supervisor and other members of the History department. I developed a variety of transferable skills such as research, independent learning, and a commitment to finish what I had started to a high level.
I am currently doing a PgDipEd at University of Birmingham to become a Secondary school English Teacher. It is the passion and dedication of the History department at Newman that I aspire towards as a teacher. It is their enthusiasm that inspires and motivates me to continue learning and impart that same enthusiasm with young people.