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Becky Henderson 2015

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Hi, I'm Becky Henderson and I studied within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

You can take your interests further but also be open to trying something new. There are things that I never knew that I would love that I have really enjoyed studying.

What made you choose Southampton?

There is a really lovely, friendly atmosphere. Everyone was really welcoming and I felt comfortable straight away.

What made you choose History?

I’ve always loved it and I love it still! It’s a good degree to have. You can do pretty much anything with your History degree, so it’s really broad.

What do you think of the teaching here?

It’s excellent. The lecturers are always really supportive and on hand. You have a good relationship with your tutors. I did Slavery and Freedom in my third year and Christer Petley’s module in second year. It’s my new found love in History! I’d never studied Slave History before. I did it all the way through after my second year and wrote my dissertation on Slave History. It was an area that really stood out for me.

Do you have any highlights about living in Southampton?

I’m from a smaller city, so definitely living in a city was a good thing for me. It’s a bigger place and there’s so much to do. I also liked getting to know people from lots of different backgrounds, who are from different disciplines and with different interests. That was probably the best thing for me.

Were you part of any clubs or societies?

Yes, I took part in a few different things. I did swimming and even tried ballet. I’d danced before but never ballet so that was something completely new. There are beginner courses so you can try something you’ve never done before.

Do you have any advice for someone considering Southampton?

Find out and read up on it as much as you can. Have a look at the course, that’s really important. Look at the modules on offer as there is a wide range. You can take your interests further but also be open to trying something new. There are things that I never knew that I would love that I really enjoyed.

What are your plans after graduation?

At the moment I am working at a publisher’s, so I will see if that is what I want to go into in future.

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