It was great catching up with one of our Undergraduate students recently! We asked Beckie 6 NTC related questions and 2 random ones! Enjoy getting to know a little bit about her!
What’s your name, where are you from, and what brought you to NTC?
My name is Beckie, I am from Chester.
I was originally studying Social Science at Bath University, I completed my first year but felt something was missing. I was learning about social justice and reform from a secular perspective but I wanted to include my faith. When I heard about NTC I realised that I could learn more about God and apply this to social justice and ministry. The close community also really appealed to me as I wanted to grow spiritually as well as academically.
What have you enjoyed most about your classes so far (do any subjects stand out)?
I really enjoyed being able to write an exegesis for Biblical Studies. I found the process of learning about the context and different interpretations of a passage really interesting. I chose to look at a passage in Timothy that I had always wanted to look at in more depth but hadn’t had the means to do so.
What have you learnt about yourself so far being at NTC?
I have learnt that I eat a lot more salad than your average resident student. I go through so much avocado and spinach!
In what ways has life at NTC deepened or shaped your faith?
I have had to question many of my core beliefs as I have learnt alternative opinions in class. This has sometimes felt uncomfortable however, it has made me read more to formulate my own views.
If there was one thing you could say to someone who was unsure about whether to study at NTC, what would you say?
If you love people and community then you will love it here. But you have to be prepared to be challenged!
Is there anyone you would want to give a specific shout out to who makes studying at NTC especially fun?
Debbie Kane! Her Scottish sass is hilarious when she’s annoyed but she’s also super caring and has organised some amazing community meals and outings for Hurlett.
Blue or Red?
Blue, my dad would disown me if I ever went red.
If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
I would be a flamingo because I love pink and have always wanted to fly!