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Discover Sociology – Monday, 27 June 2016

The Discover Sociology Day will explore in depth the study of sociology at The University of Manchester.

The day will consist of an overview of the range of courses, a careers presentation on opportunities following graduation in sociology, a lecture, a tour of the facilities and a choice of workshops from across a range of topics in sociology. 

Studying sociology will enable you to see the big picture in terms of how broader social developments affect individual lives, and to understand how we got to where we are today as a society. You’ll be taught by staff members who are specialists in their field, meaning that you will learn about latest developments within sociology. You’ll also be encouraged to use your sociological skills to critically examine contemporary society.

In addition, opportunities for students during university and after graduation will be discussed with staff and current students. This day will give students a real understanding of what it is like to study sociology at The University of Manchester.

Provisional programme

9.45am–10.00am Arrival, registration and refreshments
10.00am–10.10am Welcome and introduction, health and safety, about the day, workshop sign-up
10.10am–10.40am What is Sociology at university?
Overview of degree programme
10.40am–11.20am Mini-lecture
11.20am–11.35am Short break with refreshments
11.45am–1pm Workshops (choice of one from three)
1pm–2pm Lunch
2pm–2.30pm Careers for sociology graduates
2.30pm–3.15pm Questions and answers and social mixer with sociology students 
3.15pm–3.25pm Evaluation
3.25pm–4pm Close