I’m currently in my second year studying History at Suffolk and I’m really happy with my choice. History at Suffolk recently scored 100% student satisfaction from the National Student Survey 2021 and is fourth in the country according to the Guardian University Guide 2022 – and for good reason!
At Suffolk, our lectures and seminars are slightly smaller than the average university. This allows for sessions to be largely interactive between the group, with everyone having the chance to be heard and contribute to debates and discussions. This has really helped with confidence building and improving on speaking in front of groups and really contributes to how comfortable studying at Suffolk can be.
With smaller group numbers, it also means lecturers leading the course can work closely with us, always being available to contact either via email or a personal meeting. Communication outside of teaching time can be really valuable, especially when it comes to feedback regarding essays. The lecturers themselves are also a great help. A variety of resources are made available for each module, all either online or in the library, allowing us to really become deeply involved in the topics we are studying.
Whilst studying here, I’ve also been exposed to such interesting topics that I’d not come across before, with modules ranging from early modern gender to using diary entries from the first world war to discuss the changing social of Britain. Across the two years of study, each module has brought something new and exciting to focus on, and has really broadened my historical knowledge.
An added bonus of studying at Suffolk is the close proximity of the Hold Archives, where some of our seminars take place. The archives are open to both the University and the public, and offers us a great source for research.