[Jon Agar] Well, STS is a fantastic subject.
I mean, if anyone’s interested in Science and Technology and its place in the world,
well, that’s what STS does. It looks at how something as important as science
and technology fits in with the wider society around it.
[Chiara Ambrosio] And because we tend to think about science in its broader cultural
context, we also like to think about science as a pursuit which is not conducted in isolation
but is, in fact, connected to all sorts of branches of what we call culture, and STS is what
this is all about. [Camera] Do you think you made the right decision?
[Ayesha] Yeah I think so, I definitely think so. I feel like the stuff I learned in this [degree]
I wouldn’t have known otherwise. [Brendan Clarke] I’m very lucky in the teaching
that I do at UCL across the STS programme in that I really have spent an awful lot of
time with a lot of very bright students, and they are incredibly good at provoking you
and getting you to think differently about the material that you’re all investigating
and working on in teaching. [Simon Werrett] The thing that sticks
out most of all is that the department is a community, and there are
lots of people here, and they get on, and they see one another, and they talk to
each other, and things happen, and collaborations happen, and friendships
happen, and it’s not just a bunch of isolated academics and students who will
go away and do their own thing. That sense of a community, I think, is
really what makes this department special.
[Feodora – MSc student] We love STS, it’s the best masters you could possibly ever do.
It’s taught me so much about the world. It’s fantastic because you learn how and why science is
the way it is, and how that’s created the society that we live in. You should study
it – cheap at twice the price!