I’ll be honest, politics was the last degree I ever imagined myself studying.
From as young as I can remember I always thought I was destined to study History. But when I began studying Politics at Newcastle University, I couldn’t help but ask myself a surprising question. Do I actually prefer politics?!
It took me a while to admit it to myself. But now, as a 20 year old student at Newcastle University, I am very happy to admit that I ♥ POLITICS!
There is no grounds for a person to ever say that they’re ‘not interested’ or ‘not affected by’ politics.
From the moment we wake up, to the moment we go to bed at night, politics is present in everything we say, do, or even think. (Nudging: even those decisions we think we make ourselves, are subconsciously ‘nudged’ by politics).
I ♥ politics because it is everywhere.
Every day there is a whole new chapter of world events to learn about.
I never find myself struggling to find evidence to support my argument in essays. Although I do sometimes struggle to choose which example to include!
There is a whole history of world events waiting for us to explore. And the best part is that you can choose what interests you.
I ♥ politics because it allows me to study what interests me most.
Studying politics forces you to engage with current issues that have strong opinions on both sides of the debate.
I can honestly say that people questioning or challenging your views – in a lecture or seminar – is one of the most helpful ways to learn.
Not only have I learnt more about my own views, but for the first time in my life, I have been encouraged to really understand opinions different to my own.
I ♥ politics because it is challenging and engaging.