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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

Alex Wilson BSc Criminology and Psychology, 2015

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When it came to selecting the course and university I wanted to study at for me personally it came down to several factors. The first was making sure I really wanted to study the subject and that it was something I could enjoy. You have to be honest with yourself and think that you are going to be spending three years of your life studying the subject and no matter how impressive it may be or the job prospects it will offer on graduation if you don’t enjoy it the chances of you graduating at all are slim.

I have been able to participate in curriculum innovation modules that bring together experts from all over the University to tackle some of the leading issues in the world today.

Choosing which University for me was a little more complex as I was living abroad when I had to decide. Of course league tables played and expected grades played a role in determining which universities I looked at and Southampton rates very highly in the UK however it’s important to consider these as more of a starting point rather than a definitive list of universities to choose from.

Other considerations for me included how easy was it for me to get home for work and to see family and friends, making sure the city had a range of good and easily accessible facilities and also if it was generally a nice place to live. With West Quay on the doorstep, a massive nightlife to explore, the New Forest 20 minutes away by bus and home only an hour away on the motorway it ticked all the boxes for me.

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