Former A Level Sociology, History and Law student Lillie talks about her experience at Callywith and studying Sociology at the University of Exeter.

Previous School: Fowey River Academy

Courses studied: A Level Sociology, History and Law

Extra Activites: Academic Academy

Progression: Sociology - University of Exeter

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

I am having an amazing time in Exeter and at uni. I have made some amazing friends and love the course I'm on. During lockdown I've missed in person lectures and I am hoping that for my final year we can be back on campus.  

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/ transition to university?

Callywith were great at helping me choose the course and finding the university that was best for me, I was able to speak to multiple members of staff for help with my UCAS application and ask for their opinions on the possible universities I could study at. It made it so much better when I got into Exeter, to be able to thank them for all their help.

What do you enjoy in particular about studying Sociology?

When I first arrived at college I was unsure as to what to study and put down sociology as the topics it covered sounded interesting. Jen's amazing teaching very quickly made sociology my favourite subject. I love the understanding it helps me gain about how the world functions and loved the prospect of being able to develop this further once I got to Exeter and could choose modules in topics I had never heard of or considered before.

How have your A Level studies helped you in your degree?

My A Levels have all helped with my degree, from sociology giving me knowledge surrounding theories I have gone on to develop at university, to history and law providing me with understanding of what can happen when these theories are applied to a western society like our own. My A Levels have also provided me with critical thinking and essay skills that have helped me throughout my course. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

After I finish my BA I am hoping to go on to complete a Masters. Although I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my future, I love the research side of my degree and hope that I can continue to conduct research in the future.