Course studied: BA (Hons) Drama and Education Studies
Graduating year: 2016
Lydia was an undergraduate Drama and Education studies student, who started a PGCE (Secondary Drama) in September 2016. She is involved in many different roles within the Bath Spa University community, starting her role as the Women's Liberation representative in September 2016.
Lydia's Bath Spa story
My first year of university was absolutely crazy. I had never lived away from home and had never experienced how liberal learning could be. It was difficult at first to balance social life and studying, however, by second year I had grasped the concept and my studies flourished.
I really enjoyed the modules I chose in second year and they shaped my entire degree. The Applied Theatre module taught me a lot about human interaction and teaching, which enabled me to create interesting and original lesson plans for students and others.
In third year, free rein was given to me in the form of a performance project. I selected my own play, gathered a cast and, with support from the University, I made a production. My entire degree has really encouraged me to use original and creative ideas, which I was then able to put into practice through placements, workshops, lessons, lectures, seminars, essays and presentations.
"My entire degree has really encouraged me to use original and creative ideas, which I was then able to put into practice."
Why did you choose Bath Spa University?
I choose Bath Spa University as it felt like a place I could call home and somewhere I could truly flourish as an individual.
"The best thing about the course I studied was..."
The flexibility of the modules and the crossover between the two degrees. I can tailor my modules so that my learning experience is specific to the future career path I want to achieve.
"I recommend Bath Spa because of..."
The unique nature of the community feel. Although the University is small, it is incredible how lost you can sometimes feel and with Bath Spa's wonderful support network I have never felt alone.