I think the reason I chose Media and Cultural Studies particularly at Lancaster is the different approach Lancaster takes to the degree. I think when I looked around, a lot of Media degrees take a very practical approach. I think Lancaster gives you a particularly critical set of skills and takes a slightly more sociological approach than other degree schemes. The modules are very sociologically based, which is not what I had expected in the beginning but it gave me a completely new perspective on looking at media and thinking about where I am in the world and I think the lecturers do a very good job of inspiring the students through their own passion to ensure that we do see the world from a different perspective, and we do think outside the box. I think the highlight has been the broad range of topics covered. It’s allowed me to test my skills across different disciplines it’s also exposed me to new areas which I wasn’t aware of before but I have since developed a passion for. The highlight of Media and Cultural Studies is definitely the lecturers and the passion that they have in what they teach. Every teacher has their own particular projects going on, and they always bring in new content into whatever they’re researching into whatever they teach the students. And I think that’s very interesting, and it inspires us to get into the field, do more research and understand what’s happening. It’s the level of support that you get at Lancaster that really makes studying here feel like you’re actually doing research, and you’re actually progressing. Every academic staff member, if a student wants to meet up with them and just discuss their problems they’re more than willing to help you out. I would definitely recommend Lancaster for future students just because the sort of campus life and collegiate life isn’t really found around the UK. Lancaster students, and societies, and academic staff, can almost be your extended family. It’s just been one of the greatest times of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who’s even thinking about Lancaster to please come take a tour and you’ll fall in love with it the same way as I did.