Sociology student profiles

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Ioana Cerasella Chis, MA Social and Political Theory (2015)

Ioana Cerasella Chis, MA Social and Political Theory (2015)

Description
Upon the start of the MA course I was awarded a departmental bursary on the basis of my academic merit and potential to achieve academic excellence. Broadly, my academic interests lie in the interplay between the theory and praxis of political, social and ethical issues, with a particular focus on the sociology of technology and knowledge production, and the critique of neoliberalism.
Joe Taylor, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2015

Joe Taylor, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2015

Description
I have fulfilled my full potential at Birmingham, had so many new experiences, met great people and really enjoyed my course. There are so many different opportunities available to students and these have helped me develop exponentially.
Hannah Grounds, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2015

Hannah Grounds, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2015

Description
The Sociology programme has enhanced my academic understanding, whilst equipping me for future employment. I hope to pursue a career within the local government, specifically working with either the young or elderly population.
Sociology Society, Careers Conference (2015)

Sociology Society, Careers Conference (2015)

Description
One of the main aims of the Sociology Society is to provide academic support to our members. Our primary aims were to inspire 1st and 2nd year students to start to think about possible careers as well as offer 3rd year students the opportunity to ask questions as well as gain application/interview hints and tips.
Ioana Cerasella Chis and Rory Scott, ESRC Research Methods Festival (2014)

Ioana Cerasella Chis and Rory Scott, ESRC Research Methods Festival (2014)

Description
Every two years, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) organises the Research Methods Festival where researchers from within and outside academia showcase and discuss their projects, in order to exchange ideas and discover new possibilities for social research.
Ioana Cerasella Chis, Political Science and Sociology BA (3rd year) 2014

Ioana Cerasella Chis, Political Science and Sociology BA (3rd year) 2014

Description
Being interested in both Sociological and Political ways of understanding the dynamics within societies, I chose to do a Joint Honours course which has not ceased to impress me with its variety of modules and other opportunities.
Jenny Akers, Sociology BA 2014

Jenny Akers, Sociology BA 2014

Description
My enjoyment of the course has stemmed from my personal academic progress as well as the opportunity to explore a plethora of sociological, historical and contemporary concerns, such as; gender, ethnicity, technological innovation and class stratification.
Katherine Nichol, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2014

Katherine Nichol, Sociology BA (3rd year) 2014

Description
As a mature student I was attracted to study sociology at the University of Birmingham by its great reputation, course content and campus. Birmingham is also a great place to live, with amazing food, music and opportunities which you can only get in a big city.
Ioana Cerasella Chis, Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (2013)

Ioana Cerasella Chis, Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (2013)

Description
This summer I have been a Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (BCC). As a Political Science and Sociology student, I have been interested in working in a Local Government institution. That was because I wanted to find out more about the possibilities and limitations of the public sector in collaborating with, and supporting community organisations. Given my current interests and knowledge generated from my two years of study at Birmingham I found that the internship met my expectations and provided valuable insights.
Katherine Nichol, Intern Birmingham City Council (2013)

Katherine Nichol, Intern Birmingham City Council (2013)

Description
During my four-week summer placement at Birmingham City Council, my role was based around shadowing the Director of Local Services.

Sociology 'Prize Pitch' Video Project

Description
The aim of this project was to boost the employability, presentation skills and confidence of undergraduate Sociology students.
Victoria Walmesley, Day in the Life as a First Year

Victoria Walmesley, Day in the Life as a First Year

Description
The best advice for future students is, first of all, remember that everyone feels nervous so don't worry; secondly, you will make good friends; and finally, look forward to studying a really engaging and thought provoking subject.