Diogo Machado

“Our misgivings about selecting a university and higher education are universal, because we realise the importance this decision will have in building our future. Fear takes over and the closer we get to the moment of deciding, the more we question ourselves on how certain we are about our choice. I must say, however, that the first half of the first semester was enough to dispel these doubts entirely. The unique quality and the close connection established with the teaching staff, and the spirit of mutual help experienced at this university are just three of the many reasons that made me realise I had found the right place. I feel myself progressing with each class and with each day, both as a person, as a student and as a future professional.

Having said this, I’d also note the stringent criteria, rigour and requirements to which we are subjected on a daily basis. In an area as vast as that of Communication, it is essential to have the most accurate approach possible to a complex world that requires us to be increasingly flexible, but also increasingly meticulous and methodical. At the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa we are offered all the tools we need to achieve the success we seek.”

Joana Bettencourt

“I have always known that I enjoyed communicating and that I wanted to pursue this area. But to do what? Business Communication or Journalism?” These were questions that I struggled with and I found the answer in the Degree in Social and Cultural Communication at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. This is because it allows me to choose a more specific area, after a year of exploring the different variants of the vast world of Communication.

I decided, in the summer of 2018, to participate in the Junior Academy of the Faculty of Human Sciences to gain a better understanding of how the Faculty functioned and to become acquainted with its environment. It was the best decision I have ever made, since it was after this experience that I became aware of the quality of teaching at FCH and of its teaching staff’s concern with students – which removed all doubt about which institution I would choose in which to pursue my studies.

After a semester at university, I can confirm all of the above, and classes with small numbers of students enable a very close relationship with teachers. Curricular units allow us to acquire a broad general, humanistic and scientific culture, which is essential for any journalist. In addition, the degree offers us a first glimpse of the “real world”; as early as the first semester we were given the opportunity to edit a newspaper article (with current news). Furthermore, the fact that we study three languages allows us to not only increase the quality of our mother tongue, but also to communicate with speakers of other languages, a huge asset in this area.

I am certain that I have chosen the right degree, the one that is the most complete and that has the best professionals, at an outstanding university, that encourages me daily, offers me fantastic opportunities, helps me to establish a vast network of contacts and one that will undoubtedly stay with me in years to come.”

José Guerreiro

“Studying Social and Cultural Communication at FCH has been a very pleasant experience, and this has been reassuring after experiencing the final year of school. Luckily, I find myself in my element and I am surrounded by people and experiences that contribute to my personal and professional growth, and I know today that I made the right choice. The clear difference in the attention we receive from lecturers and all teaching staff is undeniably one of the benefits that makes this institution stand out. I therefore feel that I will be exceptionally well prepared, no matter where I decide to go in my professional life. I look forward to seeing what is ahead of me for the rest of my time here, in what has become my second home.”

Madalena Guerra

“At the end of secondary school, the question that looms in the minds of almost all students is ‘What now?’ I found out about the Social and Cultural Communication degree at Católica and I applied without hesitation. I realised from the beginning that I had made a great choice. At Católica we are not ‘just another student’. Lecturers know us as individuals, are always available to guide us along our academic journey and to encourage critical thinking. There is an excellent balance between practice and theory and the fact that the first year covers several areas in communication is a very beneficial differentiating factor, since we gain a better idea of the complexity of the world of communication. In addition to the excellent teaching staff, the atmosphere and mutual help between colleagues is excellent; we are made to feel at home. I’m still not certain what I will do next, but I know that everything I learned and will learn at this university will reflect positively on my professional and personal life.”

Contacts

Communication and Marketing Office - Undergraduate

E-mail: licenciaturasfch@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 217 214 293