Jamie Tinto-Cradick, Sociology BScEcon
I chose sociology because I wanted to study a subject that examined human behaviour and social organisation from ‘outside the box’. I also wanted to consider critical perspectives on society that weren't afraid to challenge the status quo. This is exactly what I got with SOCSI at Cardiff. I had never studied sociology before and in truth was unsure what to expect. I was gripped from my first introductory lecture, and was blown away by the breadth and diversity of the modules throughout.
My favourite thing about the course was being able to pick and choose modules from across the social sciences, not just in sociology. After graduating I worked in health and social care, supporting adults with learning difficulties and mental health problems. My education at Cardiff equipped me in a multitude of ways.
Perhaps most valuably, I was able to understand the mechanics of the bureaucracy I found myself working within. I was also able to get a deeper insight into how broader social and cultural issues affected the lives of the individuals I was working with. I will always cherish the experience, the knowledge, and the memories that studying sociology at Cardiff gave me.