Imrenjeet – BA Sociology

Imrenjeet is currently a second year BA Sociology student in the in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Why did you choose your degree?

I chose my degree because I was interested in learning about how social structures impact our daily lives. I questioned why income equality was so prevalent in society and how social mobility seemed difficult to achieve. I enjoy learning about differing discourses within the same topics of discussion. It also deals with highly contemporary topics such as Covid-19.

What has been your favourite part of the course so far?

My favourite part of the course has been learning about social research and the module on Identities, Inequalities and Policy. Furthermore, I had an opportunity to do discovery modules in Politics and Travel Writing.

What have you found most challenging about university?

It has been challenging to start my course in the pandemic as the first year was completely conducted online. However, I could still email and arrange meetings on Teams with my tutors and lecturers when I needed help with my modules.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Leeds?

I chose to study in Leeds as it is a well ranked Russell Group University with a vibrant group of international students. The campus is very pretty and Yorkshire is beautiful.

How is studying at university different to school and college?

There is a lot more autonomy when studying at University. It is great to be able to study in a style that works for me and not be restricted to a specific study schedule. This allows me to plan time for other things that I find important as well.

What are your experiences of accommodation at university?

I’ve lived in University Halls for 2 years. I definitely fell in love with my hall and it feels like home to me now! I’ve made most of my friends through living with them and it’s always fun to live with friends.

Where do you see yourself after university and how will your degree/university experience help you with that?

I see myself moving into Social Work or pursuing my Masters. It is directly relevant to what I’m currently studying.

Sum up your university experience (so far!) in one sentence!

It has been nothing like what I expected, in the best way!