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Vicky Field BSc Sociology, 2011

MSc Sociology and Social Research Student

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Hi, I'm Vicky Field and I studied BSc Sociology within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.

Everyone here is extremely helpful. All the staff offer extra assistance if it's wanted.

Q: Why did you choose to study at the University of Southampton?

I visited other campuses and universities but Southampton felt the most comfortable and welcoming. I could definitely see myself here for a few years. I loved the campus. It is quite open and has so many different facilities to accommodate everyone's needs, including a large library and lots of computer rooms. I was also impressed by the level of research that goes on, which means that you are taught by lecturers who are top researchers in their fields.

Q: Why did you choose Sociology?

Ever since studying Sociology at college, I knew I wanted to continue it at a higher level and Southampton provided the right course for me. I knew I’d chosen the right degree and found what I wanted to do. There is a mix of exams and coursework on many modules and you study topics that are completely relevant to contemporary society. Some of my favourite modules have been education and social inequality.

Everyone here is extremely helpful. All the staff offer extra assistance if it's wanted. There is so much support that no one needs to worry about starting to learn new subjects. The staff and students are really friendly, which makes your first few weeks less daunting. I have met so many amazing people!

Q: How did you find student life in Southampton?

There is always something to do, no matter what activities you are into. The list is endless, with so many sports and societies that you will have trouble finding something not to do! On campus, there is a sports centre with a swimming pool, cinema, student bar and several places to eat and grab a drink, so everything is within easy reach.

Q: What are you plans for the future?

Studying here has made me think about what I’m really interested in and want to do when I leave. At the moment I’m quite keen to go into Social Research, so I have decided I want to stay at Southampton to do a Masters in Sociology and Social Research, which will point me in the right direction.

I can't believe it's over! It's gone so quickly. I feel really lucky I've got another year here.

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