Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Our Students

Students in Sociology and Social Policy come from the UK and across the world. Explore our student profiles to find out about the students who come to Leeds and their experiences here.

Student and Alumni Profiles

    Hannah Parker

    Hannah Parker

    BA Sociology | 2014 - 2018

    I’m so glad I did a placement year and would recommend it to anybody - even if you end up deciding you don’t want to carry on with that career path after university, the transferable skills and experience you gain is invaluable. Read full profile…

    Yunhan Lee

    Yunhan Lee

    MPA Public Administration | 2017 - 2018

    The global exposure during my stay in Leeds has helped me improve my knowledge about the rest of the world as well as the UK. Read full profile…

    Fiona Powell

    Fiona Powell

    BA Social Policy and Sociology | 2015 - 2018

    Sociology and Social Policy is not only a fascinating degree with the ability to tailor it to your own interests, it has the potential to open so many doors for you. Read full profile…

    Eleanor Broadbent

    Eleanor Broadbent

    MA Gender Studies | 2009 - 2013; 2013 - 2014

    Sociology and Gender Studies have helped me to become the analytical researcher that I am today. A sociological understanding of oppression, systems and social conflict is central to my work. Read full profile…

    Alex Bowmer

    Alex Bowmer

    BA Politics and Social Policy | 2013 - 2016

    The course helped me to develop perseverance and improved my ability to scrutinise texts, something I hope to take into sports journalism, which is the path I would like to go down. Read full profile…

    Carys Eaglestone

    Carys Eaglestone

    BA Sociology | 2013 - 2017

    I had not studied sociology before but was interested in the breadth of topics that the subject included. I chose Leeds because I fell in love with it after attending an open day. Read full profile…

    Robert Irnazarow

    Robert Irnazarow

    BA Social Policy | 2015 - 2018

    Our lecturers and seminar leaders are helpful and give advice to student when they need it. Read full profile…

    Roisin O’Byrne

    Roisin O’Byrne

    | 2013 - 2017

    I joined the RAG society (Raise and Give) and as part of that I completed the Manchester Marathon in 2014, and worked at the Leeds Rag Fashion Show. I was also a member of Snowriders, and went on one of the annual Easter ski trips to the French Alps, which was one of my highlights of my time at university. Read full profile…

    Miro Griffiths

    Miro Griffiths

    MA Disability Studies | 2011 - 2012

    When I was working with lecturers, supervisors, prominent professors or support staff, my contributions were always welcomed and I was encouraged to recognise the significance of my ideas. Read full profile…

    Ashley McAnearney

    Ashley McAnearney

    MA Social and Political Thought | 2017 - 2018

    It makes you see the world around you in a totally unique way. Aspects of society that you see day in day out that you may have previously just viewed as normal become living evidence and examples to help you understand critical theory or different forms of sociological thinking. Read full profile…

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