ARU Blogs — Amy

University student and blogger Amy

Faculty:Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course: MSc International Social Welfare and Social Policy

My name is Amy and I’m a Masters student at ARU studying International Social Welfare and Social Policy. I moved to Cambridge for my bachelors degree in Sociology and the student experience and I haven’t looked back since – I love it here! I used to live in a small village in Norfolk, so moving to a city was a big change, but I love where I live.

Studying Sociology and then Social Welfare and Social Policy at ARU has been fantastic. The modules I’ve experienced have been varied and relevant to where I want my future to take me. The lectures are interesting and always contain new and modern theories and concepts to learn which keeps the course fresh and never boring.

The city life that Cambridge has to offer is fast-paced and vibrant, and there is so much to do. When I take a break from my studies I love to walk around the city looking at the various parks, or even do a bit of shopping in one of the two centres here in central Cambridge.

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6 December 2021

I am now coming to the end of my first trimester as a postgraduate student, and though there have been challenges, I am happy to say I have enjoyed it so far! There are lots of new things to get used to, and the style of the degree itself is different to my undergraduate… Read more…

5 August 2021

If you had said to me three years ago my Sociology degree would go this fast I would have said you were lying! I cannot believe my degree is over, it really has been the best three years of my life… Read more…

22 October 2020

Sociology is a hugely broad subject – you can research anything from class and gender, to crime, globalisation and much more! This means there is a lot of resources out there for us students to get through, and here I have put together a shortlist of some of my favourite books and online resources. Read more…

11 June 2020

As I’ve been on this journey as a student, I’ve realised that skipping breakfast and then having a two-hour lecture on crime at 9am probably isn’t the best idea… but you probably knew that anyway. However I have come across a few tips and tricks to be able to eat healthily on a budget and trust me… Read more…

11 June 2020

I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year already – June! That crept up on me a little bit… But June is one of my favourite months of the year as it is time to celebrate everything LGBTQ+ pride! Read more…

12 May 2020

My story of coming to ARU may be slightly different to some people’s, but I’m so glad that I did. It was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I never want my course to end... Read more…

3 March 2020

As a second year student, I’m currently in this weird part of my studies where I need to start thinking about future careers, work experience, building my CV – basically, where do I want my degree in sociology to take me? Read more…

29 January 2020

When I first arrived at university I was so excited to get stuck in to my studies, freshers events and all the opportunities that ARU offers. After a few weeks the whole freshers feeling started to disappear... Read more…


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