MSc Social Research

About Me

Hi my name is Gus and I’m studying part-time for an MSc in Social Research in the Department of Sociology. I have returned to full-time education after quite a period away so it’s been something of a challenge getting my head back into the books again! I am doing the course to help improve my professional skills and thankfully I have an understanding employer who appreciates the competing demands of work, study and home life.

Hobbies and Interests

I lead quite an active life and having recently retired from playing rugby league enjoy going to the gym as well as jumping on the odd cheap flight to check out the cities of Europe particularly their modern art galleries. Socially I enjoy spending time with friends in Leicester’s excellent bars and like to catch live music when I can.

Advice for Prospective Students

Being an older student, I’d encourage anyone who has thought about returning to study to do so if they are able. The intellectual stimulation is refreshing and having the opportunity to step outside the day to day demands of the workplace and home life is very rewarding. I have found both the city and University of Leicester to be very welcoming, it really is a place where everyone can flourish and achieve their potential.


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