Naila Begum, BA Social Policy

Naila BegumI found the Social Policy Department very supportive; personal tutors prioritise the welfare of students and ensure that they are on task with their academic work. I particularly enjoyed the Crime and Justice Modules as they provided me with really good insights into the way that public issues can influence the way that the law develops. My dissertation focused on Islamophobia and education as I was interested in researching the nature and prevalence of this issue. During my studies, I also had an invaluable opportunity to volunteer with a charity which assisted women suffering from domestic violence. This not only enabled me to enhance the diverse skills I gained from the course but also the opportunity to make a real difference to peoples lives.

After completing my undergraduate degree, I successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal studies (GDLs) at the College of Law and found that the knowledge gained from studying Social Policy is very relevant to different areas of Law. As a member of the Pro-Bono group at University of Birmingham, I took part in various activities which focus on Social Policy issues, for example, providing information to people about parental rights at the Birmingham Probation Office.

My undergraduate degree in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham was the most incredible 3 years. I would thoroughly recommend the degree, as the expertise and knowledge that I gained from studying Social policy has opened up an excellent career path for me which is a priceless asset to have in today’s competive world.