Having done a joint honours degree, I had an entire different student experiences in each of my subjects. My degree in International Relations far exceeded my expectations. The quality of teaching was excellent, the modules structured well, the teaching staff were accessible and helpful and the content of the course was compelling and challenging. On the other hand, my degree in Spanish did not meet my expectations. While the course was compelling at sub-honours level, it was poorly structured and taught at honours level. While the language part of the course was less challenging and far beyond our level of Spanish at honours level, the literature element of the course was not very transparent and the grading often arbitrary. I also did not find the teaching staff in Spanish literature very accessible or helpful. When I started my degree in Spanish, I expected to be fluent and confident in Spanish by the end of it. Although my grades were good, I unfortunately do not feel that my Spanish improved at all. Looking back, I should have done a single honours degree in International Relations.