Why I’m Glad I chose my course

The World of Trinity

When I first chose to study English at Trinity I encountered the question almost every humanities student will face ‘what are you going to do with that?’ It’s a fair question to ask, although it can get a bit wearing when it is asked for the seventh time at a family gathering. Taking it at face-value it does appear a little ludicrous to spend four years studying a subject which doesn’t lead directly to a job, however I believe that there is so much more to your degree than the job it leads you to.

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Studying English has introduced me to concepts and ideas I would probably never have encountered, and our class discussions have ranged through issues of history, politics, religion and ethics. Tutorials have taught me how to argue my case persuasively, whilst remaining open to the ideas of others, skills invaluable for a whole range of professions. It…

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