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What our students think

Being at university is a very exciting and challenging time. As well as living independently away from home, you also have personal responsibility for organising your academic studies. Read on to find out what it's really like to study Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology at Southampton.

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One of my Southampton highlights would be my opportunity to study abroad in America for one Semester during my final year. I learnt so much about myself and I was able to study my course under a whole new educational system as well as undertake new modules.

Telma Barbosa - BSc Sociology and Criminology
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At Southampton I have become more confident in meeting new people. Alongside my studies I worked as a student ambassador, which was a great opportunity to meet other students and engage with school children. I have gained in-depth knowledge in modules that interest me such as 'Gender in Society', and I also feel more confident in using research methods such as statistical analysis

Alice Billington - BSc Sociology, 2019
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Our lecturers encourage us to think critically about aspects such as society and what happens around us. This insight has sparked my interest in the impact of current issues on us as individuals

Megan Griffiths - BSc Sociology and Criminology, 2019
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I took part in the Social Sciences Buddy Scheme for the new Freshers this year which was really rewarding and fun.

Emma Hills - BSc Sociology
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Sociology is something that needs to be taught at an earlier age - it opens up the mind to other subjects. My interest stemmed from A level and I have never looked back.

Joseph McEvoy - BSc Sociology 2013
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Being a Russell Group university, Southampton has a prestigious reputation with employees and so attaining a degree from Southampton has helped me in the long run of gaining employment.

Leah Morrison - BSc Criminology and Psychology
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I have been offered a job by the Metropolitan Police service. I largely attribute my time at Southampton to my success in joining the police due to the confidence and open-mindedness I developed at university.

Sebastian Rooke - BSc Criminology
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I found that lecturers and University staff eased any fears or anxieties that I had by giving fantastic support. There are plenty of opportunities to speak with personal tutors and lecturers, and both students and staff are friendly and approachable

Joanne Southwell - BSc Criminology and Psychology, final year
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I found that the University of Southampton had the friendliest atmosphere and the most exciting course syllabus.

Amy Tobitt - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology)
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The facilities and staff at Southampton were superb. I was able to control which areas of Sociology I really wanted to learn about through a wide choice of different modules.

Matt White - BSc Sociology
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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.

Alex Wilson - BSc Criminology and Psychology
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Because of the support I don’t feel much home sickness. Think big, don’t be afraid to lose, life is all about challenges.

Cindy Li Wing Yin - BSc Sociology and Social Policy graduate
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