BCU Supports Social Sciences

BCU Hate Crime LectureSocial Science students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been benefitting from a growing association with Birmingham City University this term.

Sociology and Criminology students attended lectures by visiting speakers from Birmingham City University this week. The first was from Professor Liz Yardley, who visited the College to talk to Sociology students about domestic abuse. The second lecture came from Professor Imran Awan, who talked to our Criminology students about hate crime.

For Sociology students, the session comprised a 45-minute lecture, followed by an interactive discussion session, in which students were challenged to discuss the topics raised in the lecture. For Criminology students, the university-style lecture touched on Islamophobia and the way social media use feeds hate crime, as well as criminals use of the dark web.

Social Sciences Curriculum Leader Malcolm Turvey commented:

“We are so grateful to Professor Yardley and Professor Awan for taking time to come into College to talk to our students. Not only was the subject matter highly relevant to the work our Sociology and Criminology students are doing, but getting a taste of undergraduate level study was also very beneficial to them. Both lectures dealt with some very serious issues in society and the talks really made the students think about these issues in an analytical way.”

As well as Sociology and Criminology, the College offers Social Science A levels in Economics and Politics. Prospective students are encouraged to sign up for our Open Evening on Thursday 15 November to find out more about the courses. Pre-registration for the Open Evening (which takes place between 5.00 – 8.00pm) is open until 12.00pm on the day of the event.

7 November 2018