Abi Gill

BA Sociology (2010)abi-gill-2

Graduated from Birmingham with BA Sociology 2010, and accepted onto MSc in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.

Studying Sociology completely transformed my view of the world. From being sceptical about what you read in the newspapers, to understanding the complexity of the welfare state in Britain, Sociology has without a doubt made me a more open minded and considerate individual.

The relatively small size of the department and the informal friendly atmosphere in seminars and lectures led to lively and thought provoking debate. This meant I made brilliant friendships which helped me settle in at Birmingham quickly. The teaching quality is outstanding and staff go out of their way to support students throughout their degrees. Crucially, studying Sociology develops the transferable skills that graduate employers desire in their applicants and the fact that Birmingham is a Redbrick has really advanced my career and further education options.

Abi Gill, 2010 - The teaching quality is outstanding and staff go out of their way to support students throughout their degrees and also beyond with applications for jobs and further study. Crucially, studying Sociology develops the transferable skills that graduate employers desire in their applicants and the fact that Birmingham is a Redbrick has really advanced my career and further education options.

I’m really proud of the things that I achieved during my time at Birmingham and more importantly the happy memories and life skills I have collected.  I can’t speak highly enough of the Sociology course at Birmingham, the only negative thing is the fact that it’s only three years long and there's so much more to learn.