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Rachel Cummings

I chose Goldsmiths for its reputation in the social sciences and its location in a creative, exciting part of London.

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Department Sociology
Country United Kingdom
I chose Goldsmiths for its reputation in the social sciences and its location in a creative, exciting part of London. The course has been great; its really flexible so you can tailor it to your particular interests. Its also ideal for people who want to work across multiple disciplines or aren't really sure where they fit academically as you can try a bit of everything. The scheduling has made it possible to study part-time alongside my job. I'm a nurse, and through this course have had the opportunity to study health sociology and anthropology as well as related subjects like embodiment, empathy and difference. Other people on the course have focused on entirely different subjects, and that's one of the things that makes the seminars so interesting.  
        
I submitted an essay I wrote for the 'What is Culture?' module to the Nursing Philosophy Journal graduate essay competition and was lucky enough to win first prize. This has led to publication in the journal and an opportunity to present at the International Philosophy of Nursing's annual conference in Galway, Ireland.

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