Robert Glaister

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Robert Glaister graduated from BA Sociology in 2002. He now works as a Housing Officer and is in charge of Anti- Social Behaviour.

Sociology enabled me to view the world from a wider angle and critically evaluate information.


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

The department, and the university generally seemed to be of a very high standard and the subject areas that were taught interested me. I also liked the 'feel' of Leicester and the fact that it is in a part of the country I had never lived in before and rarely visited.

How has studying Sociology influenced your career choice?

It has directed me towards working with vulnerable people, many of whom face multiple challenges specifically homelessness, poverty, drug and alcohol misuse and long term unemployment.

How has Sociology shaped your view of everyday life?

I very much value what I learned in my Sociology degree and will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to spend three years studying this fascinating and insightful subject that continues to interest me. This degree has given me the confidence and necessary skill set to successfully argue and counter opinion that I disagree with or consider to be false. The skill set I have gained from the degree also enables me to research, pursue and write about other interests and continues to enable me to view the world from a wider angle and critically evaluate information.

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