In CLL, you are treated as a respected and mature learner, not a number or somebody just out of school

We recently caught up with one of our Gateway and Social Studies Alumnus, Tier Blundell, to find out what he has been doing since he graduated.

After I finished my degree at Warwick, I went on to study an MLitt in Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews. It is going very well and I am currently in the process of preparing an application for a PhD! Warwick is a very respected institution in the academic world and definitely helped me to get accepted on to such a competitive course. Also, it thankfully prepared me for the big step-up in workload at the masters level!

The flexibility in the CLL programme is fantastic for allowing you to discover new things that you may be interested in. One module can really change your life – it has mine! – and it could end up being what you do for a living! The staff at CLL were always very supportive and kind towards me when I experienced difficult circumstances they could not have been more accommodating. If it had not been for them, I would have left university entirely.

In CLL, you are treated as a respected and mature learner, not a number or somebody just out of school. I had a very unconventional education before I returned to study, having attended a pupil referral unit, not completing any exams or GCSEs. But CLL have a wealth of help and advice to bring the best out of you; adapting both yourself to the course and the course to your strengths. I could not recommend the department or the Social Studies BA enough. It has definitely contributed to the most positive turning point of my life.

If you are interested in starting an educational journey like Tier, our March Gateway is now open for applications! You can also book an open door with our recruitment team to discuss the course and ask any questions you might have!


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