Lauren Carter

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Lauren Carter graduated in 2007 from BA Sociology. She is currently working as an Addictions Therapist in a private hospital.

I chose to study Sociology at Leicester primarily because of the American cultural exchange programme.



Why did you choose to study Sociology at the University of Leicester?

I chose to study Sociology at Leicester primarily because of the American cultural exchange programme which allowed me to study in the US for a full term during my second year.

How has studying Sociology influenced your career choice?

I was able to study the Sociology of Drug and Alcohol use in the US, which sparked my interest in addiction treatment and counselling, leading me to pursue two Master's degrees in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.

How has Sociology shaped your view of everyday life?

I now recognise the nuances in social life and have a broadened understanding of social changes and groups, which comes directly from my sociological studies.

What advice would you give to anyone considering studying Sociology?

I think people rate sociology as a second class subject, but it actually provides a huge arena for learning about many different things. This knowledge and opportunity is so valuable. My advice would be: if you enjoy sociology at A’ Level, study it at university because it can give you an opportunity to move towards many fields of career choices, which other subjects don't offer.

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