Activities and enhancement

As a student in Sociology at Birmingham, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School of Government and Society.

Why Study at Sociology:

  • A small friendly Sociology unit in a large well-resourced Russell Group University
  • Excellent student enhancement activities including internships / work placements, the Professional Skills Award which allows students to get a qualification recognised by graduate recruiters for extra-curricular work
  • High employability rates
  • High quality research which informs teaching
  • A year abroad programme
  • A large student Guild with over 200 societies
  • A vibrant city just 10 mins from the campus and student village by train from the university’s own station
  • A long history of sociological research
  • Excellent sporting facilities
  • A fantastic campus
  • An active Sociology Student Society
  • The chance to publish in a vibrant interdisciplinary undergraduate journal called the New Birmingham Review

Student funding opportunities:

Recent enhancement activities:

University of Birmingham sociologist meets students in India

University of Birmingham sociologist meets students in India
Description
Passionate Sociology student meets upcoming International University of Birmingham students and sets plans to market the subject of Sociology at the Mumbai British Council in India.
Date:
Thursday 8th October 2015

POLSIS Spring Seminar Series Discusses Major Topical Issues

POLSIS Spring Seminar Series Discusses Major Topical Issues
Description
The 2015 POLSIS spring seminar series focused on the crisis in Greece, the rise of populism, rhetoric and leadership, security, ethnic minority representation and the impending British general election.
Date:
Friday 1st May 2015

More activities across the school of Government and Society.

Student experience profiles:

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.

Read more of our student profiles.

Student Societies:

Sociology Society (SOCSOC)
This is a society for anyone studying or interested in Sociology. Our aim is to represent Sociology students, our committee members are actively involved in the Student Staff Liaison Committee and I represent members at Guild Council. We work with the Department to improve the university experience for all Sociology students.

The New Birmingham Review

The New Birmingham Review is based at the University of Birmingham and aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary research, written by pre-doctorate students of the University at all levels of qualification. http://newbirminghamreview.uk