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We miss Raj Sehgal and hope for his return

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To: The Vice Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, Professor Paul O'Prey.

From: Philosophy Students

Date: 16/01/2017

We, philosophy students of this University, have returned to our studies for Spring Term 2017 and are dismayed to find out that Dr Raj Sehgal will not be teaching us. We all miss his teaching very much and hope for his return.

Below are some of the reasons why:-

  • Dr Sehgal does not just teach but inspires us
  • He is passionate about the subjects that he teaches and the philosophy degree as a whole.
  • His passion is infectious. We are all more passionate about philosophy and our degree because of him.
  • He excites us into lively debate about philosophical problems both within the classroom and outside of the classroom.
  • Even the shyest students are drawn into discussion because of the way he teaches.
  • ‘Doing’ philosophy rather than ‘lecturing at us’ is a method Raj excels at and students respond well to this method as it forces them to think independently. Other lecturers tend to ‘lecture at us’.
  • Our own debates in the Roehampton University Student Philosophy Society are inspired by him.
  • He pushes us to work hard and dig deeper into ourselves.
  • He always makes sure that we know what it takes to get a good degree.
  • He is always ready to advise us on what we need to do in order to succeed and make the best of ourselves.
  • He makes everything we study relevant to our lives and our ambitions for the future.
  • We appreciate his vast teaching experience and knowledge of philosophy. We do not want to be deprived of his experience and knowledge.
  • The students like and respect him. Attendance for his lectures and seminars are testament to this. No student wants to miss his classes.

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