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Rebecca Sherwood

I have enjoyed studying at Madingley Hall so much that I have decided to return to embark upon my third course with the Institute of Continuing Education.

The facilities were very accessible, especially as I am a wheelchair user and I was offered a courtyard room so that I didn’t encounter any difficulties getting to and from classes.

The discussions that we had as a class were engaging and thought-provoking, and I felt comfortable contributing my own ideas. I believe that being part of these discussions has improved my debating and communication skills in general.

I felt that the course leaders were always enthusiastic and brought the philosophical material to life in a way that was easy to understand. They also structured the lectures so that there was an appropriate balance between teaching and student participation.

Studying Philosophy with the Institute of Continuing Education broadened my perspective on the world and allowed me to engage with new and interesting ideas. I have taken away with me a stable grounding and confidence in my academic abilities, alongside an appreciation for the subject.  

My studies have had a profound impact on my career as a counsellor, enabling me to now be more sensitive about the ethical issues I often face with clients.

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