Liverpool John Moores University, UK
I began my PhD in the Department of Educational Research straight after my MA at Lancaster University. I realised I wanted to continue my studies here due to the expertise and support provided by staff within the department. My PhD was an extremely positive experience, and one that will never leave me! From the beginning I was actively encouraged to participate in the research community within the Department, where I was able to engage and reflect on much wider educational issues.
I would not hesitate to recommend studying within the Department of Educational Research, as I feel I have gone from a dependent student to an independent researcher. I am indebted to my supervisor for her support (and patience!), and due to my PhD have been able to obtain a Senior Lectureship at Liverpool John Moores University, using my research to inform and develop the knowledge of undergraduate Education Studies students.