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Explore Sociology at our Taster Afternoon
Sociology is an immersive journey into the heart of humanity and the complexities of human nature.
If you're interesting in learning about the social forces that shape our lives, then save your place at a Sociology Taster Afternoon on 28 February 2024 or 22 May 2024.
You'll explore where you could go with a Sociology degree at Portsmouth, and classical theories of human behaviour, such as happiness and emotional wellbeing, love and relationships, and the social construction of race.
At our Sociology Taster Afternoon
get ready to:
- Delve into captivating sessions that cover key sociological concepts; from love and relationships to gender socialisation code
- Challenge your perspectives and explore the many layers that make up society
- Uncover how sociology helps us to understand different social worlds and confronts assumptions on social structures
- Connect with passionate sociology lecturers who will share their insights and expertise in the field
- Explore where degrees in Sociology could lead to including social care, local government and marketing
- Quiz our current students on their time at Portsmouth including degree options and the fun side of University
- Gain useful experience that you can you write about on your UCAS personal statement
Explore courses in Sociology
Taster Day location and meeting point
We'll meet at Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. Look out for our students in purple T-shirts who'll help direct you.
If you're arriving by coach or minibus, we recommend parking on Museum Road, Portsmouth which is just outside of the Ravelin Sports Centre. For more information on checking in and how to get here, take a look at our guide to taster days page.
Check-in from 12.45pm in Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ
Get an overview of what you'll be exploring on your Taster Afternoon and the careers that a degree in Sociology could lead to.
28 February 2024
Boys will be boys? Cracking the gender socialisation code
Why did my nephews stop wanting to watch My Little Pony when they started going to school? What do our schools teach us - and not teach us) - about gender identity?
This interactive session explores how binary gender norms and expectations take root in childhood and what the implications might be.
Join us to discover how childhood might hold the key to creating a more just and equitable society for all genders.
22 May 2024
Happiness & Emotional Wellbeing: Are They Actually Achievable In Today's Society?
What does 'happy' actually look like? What does it mean to have emotional wellbeing?
This hands-on lecture will consider the concepts of happiness and wellbeing, and how knowledge from the social sciences can be used to better understand them.
You'll also explore the ways in which a range of sociological theories can be used to understand our feelings about ourselves and the world we live in.
Quick breather ready for the next session, with a chance to chat with students and lecturers at the University of Portsmouth.
28 February 2024
Love and relationships in context
Join Charlotte and Naheem for a conversation about love...
What does love mean in today's society? Can we think about love in a sociological way?
Explore different understandings of love and ways of doing relationships in different global contexts.
22 May 2024
The social construction of 'race'
Patricia Gilbert looks at decoding the enigma of racial categories and hierarchies in society.
Unpick the threads that weave through society, making sense of the intricate web of racial dynamics.
We invite you to finish the day to ask questions of our lecturers and current students.
You could ask anything from Sociology modules studied, the transition from college to uni, moving away from home, finances - and/or whatever you might want to know about uni.