School of Divinity

What our students think

Consistent themes in student feedback are the sense of community and support, with lecturers who are approachable and passionate about subject.

The School of Divinity was rated at over 87% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019. Here is what some of our current students and recent graduates have said about life here at New College.

Marc Livingstone

Kirsty Forsyth: a mature student

Euan Nicoll 

Recent graduates speak

Take a look at some of our videos to find out what more students think about studying with us.

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Corin Heney - MA Hons Religious Studies & English Literature

Ross Jesmont - MA Hons Divinity


Jamie Dumas - MA Hons Divinity

A sense of culture and community

"People were encouraged to work together through discussion which encouraged a familiar atmosphere."

"It has been very good for widening my understanding to not criticise religions, it's given me certain tools to be able to be compassionate that are different from my own culture."

Small, stimulating classes

"Overall, this has been an amazing learning experience. The academic staff has been incredibly helpful and available when queries have arisen. The course content has been hugely stimulating, tough in that good way. Presentation of seminars etc. will be extremely useful within an employment/life context beyond study."

"Small class sizes overall. Good subject library. Some very knowledgeable, accessible staff. Some fascinating, quirky classes available."

Helpful and encouraging staff

"I have enjoyed the assistance and encouragement that I have received from lecturers. The feedback I have received has been informative and fair. Overall, my experience of university as a mature student has been affirming and has given me a greater sense of ability."

"My department is relatively small, so I feel that I get a lot of support. The staff knows who I am, which has been a huge bonus and has affected my studies in a very positive way."