Kelsey Watts


BSc (Hons) Sociology graduate Kelsey Watts encourages others to take advantage of the extracurricular activities offered here at Sunderland.

After looking at universities around the country, I decided I wished to go somewhere not too far away from where I am from. I came across the University of Sunderland which has great reviews and a course that offered just what I needed. I did not know precisely what subject to study, but the Extended Social Sciences course offered me a foundation year which covered a variety of subjects from Sociology to Youth Work, before I went on to specialise in Sociology for the rest of my course.

The best aspects include the placement module, as this gives students a chance to gain experience to add to their CV and to help decide on further careers. Other great aspects include the ongoing support, and the world issues that are covered, from race to gender, to the criminal justice system.

I think the University has so much to offer besides its courses. This includes clubs and societies, extra courses, work as a student ambassador, and help with personal life and writing up university work.

I would tell prospective students to take the opportunity to study at Sunderland as the University and its courses have so many great reviews. I would also tell them to make use of all the extracurricular activities available during the time at the University.

Next, I want to go on to a job that makes use of my degree. I would like to possibly go into the charity sector as I enjoyed working for Centrepoint during my placement, and I enjoy helping people. The extra financial support I received during my time at university is what made has made it possible for me to study here.

My experience at Sunderland has opened my eyes to the possibilities that I now have, and has given me friends for life."

 

Published 12 July 2018

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