Yesterday was the last full day of lessons and workshops for the students in Merton, and they made full use of it.
In the course of just one day of studies, with students eager to make the most of the time they had left, an enormous quantity of information and discussion was quickly assimilated. In Politics and IR, students got to grips with one of the largest issues of the present time: terrorism, and the ways in which it can be combated. Psychology students, meanwhile, first improved their understandings of qualitative research methods, and then examined ways in which abnormal patients might render these models ineffective, before spending the afternoon designing experiments of their own. It was an extremely productive session, and the skills and concepts taught in it are vital to a full understanding of the profession and the subject.
Business students spent the day plumbing the depths of marketing; Programming students mastered Office and the manipulation of both data and images in one heady afternoon; Public Speaking students delved into the workings of logic and demonstrated reasoning in their speeches. It was, it need hardly be said after so long a list of different subjects, a day of heady learning, and deeply productive.
In the evening, students had the chance to slice away the tiredness that may have begun to creep into their well-worked minds, as they returned to the Real Tennis courts to once again try their hand at that noble sport.