Current Student Views




"Before coming to Leicester I found the idea of University a little daunting. However, after the first term in Leicester I wondered why I had worried. During my time at University I have met many new friends, some of these will be friends for life. The experiences of Leicester, both social and academic, are things that I will never forget.

The Sociology department itself provides a friendly and supportive background to student life. Staff in the department have a very diverse range of academic interests, which gives students great opportunities to study a wide spectrum of courses. The staff themselves are always very approachable and willing to give advice or help with any problems, whether they be academic or pastoral.

These are some of the reasons why I enjoyed my time at University and that encouraged me to continue in postgraduate study at Leicester and not turn to another University."


" I was obviously aware of the Sociology Department's outstanding academic reputation. I can now happily say that reputation is justified and that Leicester is an excellent place to study Sociology. The course is enjoyable as well as stimulating, with a good range of module options, often taught by people who have written important texts on the subjects.

As a mature student, 'fitting in' was a major concern for me. However, I have never been made to feel out of place either by staff (even though I am as old as some of them) or by my fellow students (even though I am as old as some of their mothers!) I have made new friends and got to know people I would never otherwise have had the opportunity to meet.

I have never regretted joining the University and am now seriously considering postgraduate study here. I would recommend it to anyone."


"I live in Leicester, but it was still a daunting feeling to go from studying at a small college to studying at the University of Leicester. However, now I am a third year, I look back and wonder why I worried!

One of the many things about University life is that you have the opportunity of making new friends and meeting different people. In the first year especially, the Sociology Department makes every effort so that you feel comfortable in all respects - both academically and personally. In general, the Department staff are supportive of your needs. The Department has a wide range of options and methods of assessment on offer. It is also keen to develop students' computing skills and other skills that will be useful after you graduate."


"The University of Leicester initially appealed to me because of its city-based location. The University is situated near to everything that one could possibly need as a student. Not having studied Sociology at A-level, I wanted to go to a University that provided a good and thorough introduction to the subject, Leicester offered this. The breadth of the Department was clear from the start as the modules that were on offer in the second and third years catered for a range of interests.

I feel that I have come away from Leicester with a degree that has opened up many doors. Sociology gives you an insight into so many different aspects of life that your career choices are almost endless. The Staff within the Department are very supportive and helpful and most importantly very approachable. My personal tutor provided me with a great deal of encouragement and advice and was always willing to spend time talking through any concerns that I had. Overall I really enjoyed my time at Leicester and believe that I have come out with a very worthwhile degree."

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