The 1:1 tutorials and meetings I had with my personal tutor and dissertation supervisor were a great opportunity for me to learn and develop my skills as a researcher. I really enjoyed the Research Methods module, as well as using my passion and experience in education to find a gap in the scholarship to focus on for the dissertation.
How was the student community in the School and at King’s?
Despite studying during the pandemic, when the lectures were held online and the campus was very quiet due to social distancing, I did study with a group of lovely people and we were able to support one another virtually instead.
How useful has it been to do the MA, in your current job?
Since graduating from King’s in 2021, I have transitioned into working within higher education and I am now a lecturer on the Primary PGCE programme at Brunel University. Here, I have applied a great deal of the knowledge and skills I developed at King’s. I was even able to discuss my dissertation findings with my students on the course, as it was relevant to a lecture on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Education that I delivered.
My tutors in the School of Education, Communication & Society were so supportive and encouraging when I was applying for roles in higher education; they gave up their time to help and guide me with the best way to transition and where to look for such roles.
Having a MA from King’s has led me to where I am today in my career in education. I highly recommend this course to anyone, whether or not they have experience of working in the UK education system.