Hannah talks about her experience of being a student in the Department of Theology and Religion
Hello, my name is Hannah Matthews. I originally came to do a BA in History of Art and Theology at the University of Birmingham in 2004 and I chose Theology here because of the diversity of modules that were offered, you could basically tailor your modules to your choices of what you wanted to do. I was more interested contemporary theology and I found it was a brilliant avenue for being able to do that.
I also did an MA at Birmingham University in 2008 and it really built on the skills I’d learnt during my BA at Birmingham University and I had brilliant support from my dissertation tutor, went into areas I didn’t think I’d ever go into. I am now actually working in Theology at a Trust which works in educational projects supporting congregations, schools, FE and it’s really built upon the experience I gained at University and without the experience that I gained particularly in my MA I don’t think I would have actually got the job there. So I’ve directly got into something related to my degree.