Testimonial 15

Teacher in a bi-lingual primary school in Italy with a passion for the natural world

I am currently a teacher in a bi-lingual primary school in Italy. My passion for the natural world and a desire to return to study inspired me to enrol in the Bsc Geology at Birkbeck. As a full-time worker and mum of two boys, I would not have been able to do this without Birkbeck’s distance learning option.

My initial fears that I would feel isolated were unfounded as I was immediately contacted by the distance learner coordinator and every effort has been made throughout the course to ensure that distance learners have a positive experience.

One of the strong points and highlights of this course are the annual residential field trips (so far we have been to the Isle of Skye and Greece) which have been invaluable both as a way of getting to know the other students and of course in really bringing to life everything we study during term through hands-on experience. The standard of teaching is high and the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is a vibrant and forward looking department that promotes excellence both in its staff and in its students.

I am looking forward to the challenges of my final two years and the fact that I am excited by what lies ahead is testimony to the success of this program.

Jo Oddie