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Sociology BSc(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Sasha McKoy

Name:  Sasha McKoy 
Course: Sociology BSc(Hons)
Level: Graduating 2016

Sociology is a subject which is valuable and insightful to the comprehension of everyday circumstances which you may encounter, and some to which you may not have even known exist. For me personally, Sociology is a subject that has made me more socially aware and allowed me to understand how my own circumstances and context shape my reality.

The Taking Race Live Project allowed me to go beyond the realms of 'traditional' scholarship and share my explorations of Race and Ethnicity with an audience, thanks to our amazing Sociology lecturers.

Within this course there are such a variety of modules that make it impossible for anyone to not enjoy the study of society. Whether your interest is in race, crime, media, politics, war or religion I guarantee that you'll love it!

 

Daisy Grover

Name: Daisy Grover
Age: 21
Course: Sociology and Human Rights BSc(Hons)
Level: Graduating 2016

"My most positive experience at Kingston was changing my degree route to be more focused on sociology. This brought me into the Researching Race and Ethnicity module with lecturers Dr Sonya Sharma and Professor Vron Ware, two inspiring and engaging lecturers.

I have participated in the Taking Race Live project. This innovative approach combines the study of sociology and drama to look at issues of race. We went on field trips together and used each other's biographical experiences to aid our learning. As part of the project I worked on the steering committee with other sociology and drama students to organise 'Taking Race Live: Stories of Race, Faith and Culture' events. This represented a chance for our student voice to be heard. We themed the events and invited the guest speakers, and created two events for students by students which were very successful. The feedback from the events has been so positive, from both other university staff and from our guest speakers. I know that the project will continue to be a success in future years."

 

Ramon Harwood

Name: Ramon Harwood 
Course: Sociology BSc(Hons)
Age: 30
Level: Graduating 2016

"I have had so many positive experiences at Kingston University. As a mature student I have have been concerned about my job prospects after university. My course has been so dynamic that it has overshadowed my fears. The lecturers have been great in terms of facilitating healthy debates with clarity and respect.

Every student is shown respect as adults and their contributions in lectures have always been appreciated. I have been heavily involved in sport at Kingston University which is supported by my Sociology lecturers. Also as a reservist soldier in the British Army, I have received a lot of support from staff and feel that I can positively contribute to my course."

 

John Hooper

Name: John Hooper
Age: 21
Course: Sociology BSc(Hons)
Level: Graduating 2016

"There are so many positives of being a Kingston University sociology student. You are taught by leading researchers in so many different areas of research. You take part in really interesting modules where real-world issues are addressed. All my modules are fun but learning about world systems theory and globalisation has been the most interesting for me. It really makes you open your eyes to the things that are happening around the world and the importance of social change.

I have been a big part of the Criminology and Sociology Student Society and the Taking Race Live project, which is a student-led initiative. In that role I have learned to work well within a team, solve problems quickly and find alternatives if problems cannot be easily solved! Both of those extracurricular activities have been overwhelmingly successful and have enabled me to build relationships with my peers and lecturers. Those relationships have helped me to progress through my degree with a smile on my face. I honestly love my course!"

 

Simon Sseruma

Name: Simon Sseruma
Course: Sociology BSc(Hons)
Age: 24
Level:
Graduating 2016

"For me, Kingston University is an experience that has brought clarity to my life. Engaging and interacting in workshops and seminars has supported my intellectual curiosity. The module Social Selves was mind-blowing because it taught me so much about myself.

In my first and second year I started a reading group called The Analysts in collaboration with a lecturer here. We created a space for additional learning for both lecturers and students by critically assessing academic journals and books.

I also participated in Taking Race Live where I wrote a script about Othello, with other students and lecturers.

I also took part in the Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) where I and two other students conducted research on student feedback in collaboration with lecturers. We presented our research to other students and lecturers at the national British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), which promotes undergraduate research.

I have had a lot of opportunities for participation and learning and the opportunity to work with lecturers and fellow students. The Sociology BSc(Hons) has been a life-changing experience for me."

 

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