By Matthew Little (Communications Officer), Published

The 35 students from City’s BA History courses made their mark in City’s own history at an online graduation celebration.

The course, which was created in 2018 invites students to study a range of modules including violent politics; India in the eighteenth century; revolution, rebels and riots; the making of modern Japan and more.

One celebrating student was Nadia Ahmed.

“Graduation doesn’t seem real – I can’t believe the three years have flown by! I am sad that I will no longer be able to attend lectures and see my professors, but I am excited for the future,” said Nadia.

See what our other history students had to say.

Reflecting on her course, Nadia says it was the variety of modules that attracted her to City.

“I chose history at City as the course offered a great mix of modules I am interested in”, said Nadia. “History degrees are important because they help us to see the world in a new light, appreciate our heritage and gain a better understanding of how life has evolved,” she continued.

This course not only improves your knowledge, but it also challenges you to develop your critical thinking and analytical abilities, which are essential in the workplace.

– Nadia Ahmed (BA History)

Now having graduated at her online celebration, the 21-year-old is aiming to become a teacher.

“I want to increase the representation of Muslim teachers, as I did not have many when I was growing up and there are few of them in courses like history”, said Nadia.

“At City, I have been able to study topics such as religion, human rights, war and crime and learn so much about different people and cultures. This variety of options has motivated me to continue fighting for greater diversity in education.”


For more information see the Centre for Modern History or History courses at City.

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