Steven Smith

BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS

Steven Smith

“The sessions we did on interviewing were invaluable, and I’d have done horribly in my job interview without them.”

“I chose Edge Hill University partly for the course but mainly because of its national reputation in teacher training. I thought it would give me the best chance of getting a job when I graduate and I wasn’t wrong. I have a job lined up already.

The teaching placements were immense fun and I learnt a lot about working relationships, classroom management and dealing with challenging behaviour. These experiences, together with the fantastic lectures that covered practical skills, helped me get a job and will be very applicable in my future career.

The sessions we did on interviewing were invaluable and I would have struggled horribly in my job interview without them. The interview panel also knew all about Edge Hill and its reputation and I am sure this helped me.

While getting a job is important I am also very interested in the academic side of religion. I love how it can be interpreted in lots of different ways, the sociology and philosophies behind religions, and the endless debates. In this respect the course has gone above and beyond my expectations, with the academic provision being all encompassing and really flexible.

I arrived at Edge Hill expecting to be sat in big lecture halls, taking notes and throwing out impersonal assignments, but not a bit of it. It has been modern, talkative and fun. At Edge Hill you’re getting a degree but you are also engaging and growing.

I leave Edge Hill next week and I am really upset. I would go back to my first year in a heartbeat. My advice to new students is to get involved in extra-curricular activities, to have fun, to talk to your tutor if you’re struggling and to keep asking questions.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS.