London Met hosts insightful sociology taster day

The University hosted a taster day to give students an insight into studying Sociology at London Met.
Date: 13 July 2017

On 6 July, London Metropolitan University hosted a Sociology BSc taster day, which involved talks from senior members of staff, sessions on writing personal statements, a campus tour, and free pizza!

The ‘Insight into Sociology’ programme was organised to help Year 12 and 13 students understand more about studying sociology at undergraduate level and how it can help benefit them in their career paths.

Senior lecturer in Sociology, Brian McDonough, gave an exciting talk about his PhD project, which involved him flying a plane! This gave students an insight into the topics they would cover when studying sociology at degree level.

Stuart Isaacs, Sociology BSc course leader, also gave a talk on social problems, which focused on how poverty and inequality is being framed by today’s society.

Emily Link, London Met’s Schools and Outreach Liaison Officer who helped to organise the event, said: “The day was set up to give the students an insight into sociology, which I think they got through two lecturers giving two presentations that were very relevant in today’s society. One of them even touched on things that have come up in current affairs recently, which was really topical and engaged the students’ interest.”

The day also included a campus tour, to help the students see where students learn, study and socialise.

Emily added: “The day was also interspersed with some activities so that the students - even if they weren’t necessarily going on to do sociology still got the chance to hear from current students about university and start their personal statements

Find out more about Sociology at London Met.