Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Outreach

Sociology is the study of how society is organized and how we experience life. Sociology today is one of the most popular subjects. To study philosophy is to grapple with questions that have occupied humankind for millennia, in conversation with some of the greatest thinkers who have ever lived. The study of anthropology improves our specific knowledge of a variety of cultures and social groups, but more importantly it encourages the development of a world-view which is open to the possibilities of different ways of being.

The skills that these subjects teach you will always be in high demand: the ability to think and write clearly, the ability to bring to light unnoticed presuppositions, to explain complex ideas clearly, to notice connections and implications, to see things in a broader context, to challenge orthodoxy. These skills can be applied to almost any line of work, some of our graduates from these programmes have gone on into Marketing, Teaching, the Legal profession or the finance sector.

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Day in the Life - Shadow an undergraduate student for the day!

We have a fantastic opportunity for your Year 12 students to experience a ‘Day in the life of an Exeter University student’ as part of the University’s Shadow a Student Scheme.

Students will spend the day (10:00 – 15:00) accompanied by current undergraduate students and will take part in a variety of activities based around their chosen subject:

  • Attend lectures and/ or seminars in their chosen subject
  • Campus tour
  • Tour of facilities e.g. library and Student’s Guild

This free scheme not only allows students to find out more about their chosen subject from current students who have recently been through the process themselves, but they are also able to experience university-style learning first hand and gain a deeper understanding of what it is really like to be an undergraduate student at the University of Exeter. It is also a unique experience for students to reference in their personal statements.

We currently offer the subjects below as part of the scheme:

  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology

We can accommodate school groups or requests from individual students and can alter the length and timetable of the day depending on requirements.

If this is something your school or students would be interested in doing, please contact the SSIS Outreach Team.

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