Year 12 A Level Sociology students from HNC have recently spent the day at the University of Leeds as part of a wider experience as part of the University of Leeds’ Sociological Imaginations Project.

Following on from a previous experience (read more here), the group of Sociologists enjoyed a dynamic trip to the University of Leeds where they took part in a number of workshops. On the day, students enjoyed an in-depth exploration of the ‘social life of the dress’, a specialist workshop looking at the Marks and Spencer M&S) archive and discussing the impact that clothing can have on culture and identity. The group also took part in an enlightening social media workshop, in which they discussed the relationship between social media and society, and how it influences behaviour.

As well as taking part in these university level workshops, the group also spent time exploring the campus, and hearing more about life as a University of Leeds student – including more about the application process and how the university can support students via their ‘Access to Leeds’ programme.

Emily Saxon, Faculty Lead Enrich Social Sciences, comments “Our group have really enjoyed this three-part experience with the University of Leeds. It has genuinely given them a flavour of what life at university looks like, from the research needed when studying at degree level, to the way that seminars and workshops are delivered. The University of Leeds is one of the country’s leading Universities, and our year 12 Sociologists have not only befitted academically from these university level workshops, they are also now motivated to aim high and apply for a place at a Russell Group university such as Leeds. I am incredibly proud of how engaged our students were throughout the experience and how hard they have been working to become their best selves”.

You can view a selection of images from the day below.

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