If I had to state my favourite thing about studying Sociology here at the University of Leicester it would most definitely be the lecturers. I honestly thought before coming to university (not knowing a thing about university of course…) that lectures would be very long and possible slightly boring. Oh how wrong I was! Every single lecturer here is really enthusiastic. They clearly love the research they do and love teaching the material to students. Lectures are often informative, interesting and funny at the same time. And sometimes the lecturer even makes you popcorn! Plus the lecturers go the extra mile. They really want you to succeed and not just in your degree but in your future too. I recently applied for a role at the Office for National Statistics as a Social Researcher and I was offered an interview. But when I read over the information for the interview I can honestly say I was terrified. I did not think I was good enough for it and I was panicking rather a lot. So I decided to email one of my previous lecturers to ask if he could give me a bit of advice. He very kindly arranged to see me the next day when he gave me loads and loads of advice for the interview. He answered all my questions and was very enthusiastic about my interview. In the end I went to the interview feeling very prepared and it did go quite well all thanks to his help!
It is not just me who thinks the lecturers here are great but many of my friends do too. So if you’re currently in the process of deciding which university to go to next year then I hope this has given you a little insight into one of the many great things about studying Sociology at Leicester.