Meet our students
Course: Politics BSc
"Now in my second year, I know that I definitely made the right decision in choosing Brunel. I’m a Councillor in Hertfordshire, so one of the most appealing factors about Brunel was the location".
Another factor was Brunel’s Politics course being a Bachelor of Science degree rather than Bachelor of Arts. The course also features specific topics I’m interested in, such as Modern British Politics, American Politics and Parties and Voters in the UK. Having leading experts at the University is a strong asset – Brunel offers the best.
After University I want to go into British party politics and elections so the modules complement the career choice I have in mind.
Extra-curricular activities enhance my degree including those I take part in through the Union of Brunel Students. I am Campaigns Chair for the Union as well as Chair of Brunel Labour and Web Officer for Brunel Politics Society. In this climate, a degree needs to be accompanied by experience, involvement and commitment, all of which Brunel offers. I’ve also been given opportunities to organise and run events and campaigns such as comedian Eddie Izzard giving a talk about politics to students in May 2012. When I leave University I will be proud to say that I am a Brunel graduate.
Course: Politics and History BSc
"Since coming to Brunel in 2011, I have become actively involved in areas that I never believed I would. I was elected as a Brunel Assembly member two years running and was elected as a Student Trustee for the 2012/13 academic year. I have a passion for improving the student experience here at Brunel, getting involved and being proactive with student life."
I was part of the Student Council when we campaigned for a better understanding between Brunel and Hillingdon Council, which has now come on leaps and bounds with a dedicated Community Officer role now in place in the Brunel Union.
Beyond my part played in student politics, I have also been elected as President of the Politics Society at Brunel, which aims to serve as a platform for politics students to engage with like-minded people. It also offers new students a means to liaise with staff and discuss any issues they may have.
Above all, Brunel gave me the opportunity to undertake a placement where I worked for an MP for a year – a highly life-changing experience, and I am now ten times more prepared for work when I graduate.