by Esther Rzewski
After one term of the Global Sustainable Development (or GSD for short) bachelor degree at Warwick, which was launched in October 2016 for the very first time, I wanted to ask a few of my fellow 1st year GSD students some questions about their thoughts on the course so far.
To do this, I got in touch with one student from each GSD joint degree, which amounted to 9 people. I will be releasing the questions (5 overall) and answers one by one. I hope that both current and prospective students, as well as lecturers and tutors will find this first attempt at painting a picture of the students’ perspective of this brand-new course insightful, with more to come later!
Today we’re starting with the ever so common ‘scale’ question:
Q1) On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your degree course so far? With 0 being “Get me out of here!”, 5 “Comme ci comme ça” and 10 “absolutely brilliant!”
GSD & Business: 7
GSD & Economics: 8.5
GSD & History: 7
GSD & Life Sciences: 8
GSD & PAIS: 7
GSD & Philosophy: 8
GSD & Psychology: 8
GSD & Sociology: 10
GSD & Theatre Studies: 8
Overall, the answers are all very positive, which doesn’t surprise me. Yes, I only asked for 9 people’s opinions, but if there was a strong feeling of dissatisfaction within the cohort, I would like to think that the group as a whole would feel it. In my experience, we communicate a lot on this course, either via the Facebook group chat or within our seminars, and with an active SSLC (Student-Staff Liaison Committee), I would hope that people would know if anyone was very unhappy, something which would be reflected in these answers. In the next article, I will look at the specific reasons why people I spoke to rated their courses one way or another.
What do you think? Is your experience of the course completely different to this? Let me know or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GSD students rate their course” or via our Facebook page.