I am majoring in Philosophy, although also taking modules in German. My first year experience has been really good. The first year of this program offers a firm grounding for most of the issues in Philosophy with breadth and depth, and the flexibility of choosing an elective module. It has also enhanced my critical thinking ability through discussing a wide range of interesting topics with other students. In addition, the atmosphere of the department is very friendly, which encourages me to think and ask about what I find confusing. Throughout my first year, I have acquired some important skills which are significant for a deeper understanding of Philosophy during the second year, in which I have more opportunities to pursue my interests.