Institutional Racism in Mental Health Systems

Celebrating Black History Month and World Mental Health Day, our Engaging Sociology event on 10 October will be a lecture by Suman Fernando, Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at London Metropolitan University, UK. Continue reading

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Meeting the employers!

By Catherine Butler, 3rd-year Sociology undergraduate.

At 20 years old there really is nothing like the feeling of dread that rushes over you when someone asks, ‘So what are you going to do after university?’

However, following an easy-going afternoon with a variety of local employers, many students left the Sociology programme’s ‘Meet the Employers’ event feeling more prepared and excited for their future careers. Continue reading

Reflections on living and freedom

By Lidis Garbovan, PhD student in Sociology.

On 29 August 2017 the small town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, in the Himalayas was packed with thousands of people from several countries: Tibetans and Indians, Italians, Russians, Americans, British, Spanish, Colombians, as well as guests from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.

At 07.30am I joined the long queue to register for the event that all these people were here for: to attend the lectures of the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1989 for his efforts towards peace and non-violence. Continue reading