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Mikaela Elugbe

Criminology and Sociology

Mikaela is a 3rd year BSc Criminology and Sociology student. She applied to City as she wanted a course which combined practical learning with theory.

Why did you decide to apply to study at City?

I applied to City because the degree I wanted to study was a BSc and requires more practical learning than theory. It also allows me to include other social science subjects such as economics and philosophy and see how it relates to society and my degree.

What were the most important resources for you in helping you to make a decision?

The most important resources for me that shaped my decision was the Applicant Days, this allowed me to see first-hand what the degree will consist of and I was able to hear from students studying the course, how they feel about the degree and how beneficial it is to study such a degree at City.

What is your favourite thing about studying at City?

My favourite thing about studying at City is that I am in the centre of London and studying a course that allows me to draw on all resources that are in my reach, for example I am able to attend the most known crown court for research.

Have you had the opportunity to do any internships or work experience during your course?

I have had the opportunity to do the Professional Mentoring Scheme with a senior executive at HM Civil Service and work experience doing presentations and rewriting policy files in regards to topics of counter terrorism and education.

What would be your top tip for our applicants?

A top tip will be to read what the degree entails for every year. Look at the modules studied, the common assessment done within these modules and how the degree can link to your future career.