In March, Notre Dame’s Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies (PERS) students travelled to Leeds Trinity University to tour its campus, gain an insight into university life, and attend a Philosophy, Ethics and Religion taster lecture.
Students Hana Sharif and Zar-E-Naab Khan summarise their visit below.
“Two inspiring student ambassadors took us on a tour of the university. During it, a quote which was repeated was ‘you are names, not numbers.’ By the end of the tour the group really felt like they weren’t just statistics.
Since Leeds Trinity University is a smaller university, its courses are mostly taught in classrooms. Students get to communicate directly with their teachers, and while they're doing so, teachers can analyse who they are and how they work, allowing them to see how they're progressing.
Our taster lecture in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion gave us an insight into what it would be like doing the same course for at least 3 years. The lesson was taught in a classroom by a passionate Canadian teacher; it was a different style of teaching which allowed us all to think outside the box. It was a very engaging opportunity.
Some people may think that a degree in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion can’t get you very far. However, it surprised the class how many careers the subject can lead to. It opens many doors: past students have gone on to become journalists, lawyers, politicians, teachers, and many more.
Thank you to LTU for welcoming us to their campus. What an amazing opportunity!”
Head of PERS Jack Tunnecliff added, “We were really thrilled to take our students to LTU. They have already reflected on their visit and have developed the virtue of love of learning as a result. Thank you to teacher Ciarán O'Brien for accompanying us on the trip."