Throughout my three years of RCS I enjoyed every lecture I attended. My interpersonal and communication skills developed considerably over this time - they were certainly put to the test throughout the course. I learned something every time I attended a lecture, which has helped me gain an exceptional amount of knowledge and understanding about religion, culture, community, diversity, and also the impact and influences that political, social and economic constructs play. This experience will remain with me forever.
The course is also very diverse in terms of the modules available. For example, it allowed me to choose the modules I am interested in and wanted to study. The people within the course are from many different faiths and backgrounds, this allowed to me to gain a better understanding and respect of different religions, faiths and belief systems. Having gained so much from the RCS course, I wanted to continue with my studies and decided to move into teaching.
RCS has a progression route onto the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course at Edge Hill. This allows successful graduates an opportunity to apply for and secure a position on this very competitive programme. With the support of the RCS teaching staff I secured a place on the PGCE programme and successfully completed this then returned to study the MA in RCS – now I am teaching in a primary school and love every minute of it !