A Welcome to new students from Dave

Hi.

This year marks 10 years of taking students onto the RPE degree. That makes me feel old, as I was there when it all began – as were some students who you can find over on the RPE Facebook group. A lot has happened since then, but the RPE course has become stronger and more successful as time has gone by. As you can see on this post – the recently released National Student Survey gave us 100% overall satisfaction (as it did last year too) – and this was a survey done by final year students.

We also came 3rd in the Guardian 2016 guide to the best courses in the country for this subject area.

As you can tell – I am incredibly proud to part of the team that delivers this amazing course. I can be found contributing sessions in philosophy modules with Course Leader Dr William Large, and I teach the Love, Sex and Death module in the third year. I also teach on some of the interesting things happening in the modern world – so that includes the New Religious Movements course for the first year (semester 2) and the new course which ran for the first time last year – Emergent Spiritualities: you can see some of the video content for this module at: https://philosvids.wordpress.com/tag/hm6502/ . For the last 7 years (and forever I hope) I have led the Spain Field trip – and love the various coach trips we’ll also be taking as part of the course (I think the first one this year will be a Diwali trip to Leicester in November)

I also write and publish – and you’ll no doubt be hearing about that in class: but what I hope you’re looking forward to most is getting involved in learning with us, arguing with us, and becoming part of the growing community of RPE graduates.

Dave.

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