Department: Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
College: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
The best advice I got when looking at universities three years ago was to pick somewhere I felt at home. This is exactly why I chose to come to Brunel; I immediately felt at ease and excited to join such a vibrant and caring environment. I was especially impressed by the History and Politics department as all the lecturers were not only the best in their respective fields, but also very friendly and dedicated to their students. This is all illustrated by the department's standings in the league tables and excellent NSS scores.
The course itself is wide ranging and allows each student to broaden their knowledge and better determine where and when their areas of interest lie. The choices available are best illustrated in the final year, where I was able to study the broad topic of 'Fascism in the Twentieth Century', whilst also sampling the niche subject 'Politics of Monstrosity'.
The social aspect of the History and Politics department is also excellent with a thriving History Society, as well as many lecture series. I was Secretary, and then Treasurer of the History Society, in which I helped to organise events, parties, and trips abroad. I would advise prospective students to get involved in the department and the university as a whole, which will boost your future CV, help you build relationships and expand your untapped abilities.
My greatest achievement at Brunel was my result at the end of my three years. Not only did I achieve the First Class Honours I had always dreamed off but I was also awarded the Best Student Prize for the highest grade in History and Politics as well as the Award for Best Dissertation in Social Sciences. I could never have achieved this without the nurturing environment of Brunel University and its brilliant lecturers and staff.