Sociology students can look forward to a wide range of placement opportunities. In the past, students have worked with such businesses as
the Citizens Advice Bureau, Sifa Fireside and MACRO.
Students may also get the chance to participate in the
Erasmus scheme, allowing you to take a semester at a university in Europe. Placement experience
Sociology students Rachael and Collette went on placement with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Changes UK. See how they got on.
This course gives you the chance to go out into the real world and experience the workplace. I took the opportunity to go on placement in a secondary school as a mentor and the experience was amazing – it opened my eyes and gave me an idea of what I would like to do in the future, which is either youth work or as a mentor in a secondary school."
Inderveer Chonk, BA (Hons) Sociology 3rd year student 2011/12
I worked at the Refugee Council Resettlement Team in Kingston-Upon-Hull. My main task while I was there was to produce a report on the impact of volunteering on the local community, staff, volunteers and users. It gave me the opportunity to enhance my employability skills and see what working full-time was like, as well as putting some of the skills I had learned on my course to good use."
Kirsty Bradley, BA (Hons) Sociology 3rd year student 2011/12