Today I presented at the information sessions for two different degree programmes, the English language History BA we offer in Utrecht, and the new Politics, Philosophy, Economics and History (PPE+H) programme. It is always a positive experience to see new, enthusiastic students looking for the degree that will suit them best. Talking to prospective students and their parents about their interests, concerns and dreams is never dull.
Both the history programme and PPE offer students tools to deal with large amounts of information, an invaluable skill in today’s world of endless streams of news and data. Both also stress the importance of studying history to understand present-day outcomes, something we of the Economic and Social History group think is key.
Tomorrow is another open day so I’ll be up bright and early on my Saturday to talk to more nervous but hopefully enthusiastic students and hopefully we’ll be welcoming some of them back through our doors in September next year!