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Jodie Weatherston

BSc (Hons) Sociology


Jodie Weatherston made a last minute decision to join our BSc (Hons) Sociology degree and has never looked back. Fully embracing all that university life has to offer, she is hoping to pursue her dream career tackling domestic abuse when she graduates.

Applying to do the BSc (Hons) Sociology course was a very last minute decision. However, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course is extremely interesting and it's a great way to introduce people to the Social Sciences.

The course has changed my way of thinking and my way of viewing the world, teaching me a lot about society in a short amount of time. I'm more understanding of certain issues and now think about things on a broader scale. I feel as though I've learned a lot of new things that I didn’t know anything about before. I also find that the reading tasks we have to do every week before the lectures are very useful as they show different viewpoints, which is great preparation for seminars.

My lectures are always interesting! I always come away from them with a different view on things. My lecturers are also extremely enthusiastic and they give their lectures in an interesting and understandable way. As well as the course, the University of Sunderland has introduced me to new experiences and opened up new opportunities for me. I took advantage of the optional language courses and decided to join French lessons. I think it's a fantastic opportunity for students to be offered to study a language for free at the University.

I have also taken part in many other things that the University has to offer such as the Dance Squad, the Pole Fitness Team and the Sociology Events and Fundraising Team. I am also extremely interested in studying and volunteering abroad, which is another great opportunity here.

I would recommend the BSc (Hons) Sociology course to everyone! I have loved every second at the University of Sunderland and am really enjoying and taking advantage of all it has to offer. Coming to the University and doing this course has really encouraged me to want to succeed in my future and I have proved to myself that I am able to achieve. I chose to do this course because it will help me achieve the steps needed to becoming a Domestic Abuse Case Manager which is my dream job. I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you as the course has helped me to get to where I wanted to be. I love the University of Sunderland!"

Please note, this course is not recruiting for 2023/24.

Published 12 July 2017

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