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Student stories - Social Sciences

Stories from students who studied Social Science courses.



Jack uses the skills and knowledge he learnt during his time studying Criminlogy, in his graduate role as a Research Officer for the Ministry of Justice on the Civil Service Fast Track scheme.


Experiencing crime on the front-line. My placement with the police allowed me to build my confidence and communication skills in the setting of my chosen career.

Environmental Health


There was a big focus on real-world practice - I was always learning new skills and developing knowledge. Brianna's course ensured she was ready for the workplace.



I change lives by empowering people in poverty. In 2008 I set up Deki, the charity which works to reduce poverty in the developing world through person-to-person micro-loans.

Politics and International Relations


The support from our tutors was excellent. It felt like they really wanted us to do well and helped and encouraged us all the time to be better and challenge our own opinions.


I made some amazing friends and Bristol is a great place to live because it is a very diverse city.



At Open Day I was really struck by the passion and dedication of the Psychology teaching team. Three years later my decision to study an MSc at UWE Bristol was very easy.


I’m interested in studying the most effective ways to praise children in learning environments. Psychology has opened doors for me.


I believe anything is possible. I have overcome a variety of obstacles to pass my exams with flying colours whilst also achieving a Grade 5 in practical musicianship.

Public Health


After I qualified, I began working full time as a health visitor, and it’s without a doubt the best job I’ve ever had.


I enjoyed the depth and flexibility provided by the course and how it exposes you to different aspects of the public health field.


I found the multidisciplinary nature of the MSc Public Health programme at UWE Bristol appealing.



I made snacking healthy and nutritious. I am the founder of - a healthy snack delivery company that will send over three million portions of fruit this year to UK consumers.

Sports Psychology


I've stood on top of the world. My Sports Psychology dissertation inspired me to climb the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest.

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