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insight4me Sociology: Crime & Deviance – Curriculum Insights – with Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Kent, and University of Bath

March 12 @ 11:10 - 12:10




insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12/Year 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how Sociology is taught.

In this insight4me Sociology webinar for schools and colleges, University of Bath and University of Kent, will have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Crime & Deviance, the universities have the freedom to choose their own topic, a topic that links to the A Level curriculum, and use the time to convey the key points of the discussion/debate for the Year 12/Year 13 students. Through the discussion, the universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Sociology spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond the A-level curriculum.

By hearing from 2 unis, students will also appreciate how the further study of Sociology can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

Full details of the universities and the topics will be published below as soon as these are confirmed with the universities:

  • University of Kent: Dr Rachel Seoighe will speak about deportations and foreign national prisoners, addressing how deportations have become more of an automatic response to offending and what impact that has on our ideas of punishment and belonging. Rachel will also speak about the experience of imprisonment for this particular group. This is central to a field of study called ‘border criminologies’ or ‘crimmigration’ which looks at the criminalisation of migration and the differential treatment of ‘foreigners’ in the criminal justice system.
  • University of Bath: Dr Tina Skinner will provide a mini lecture that will first outline the rising reporting of rape in England and Wales, in the wake of the Jimmy Savile case, #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns. She will then consider what ‘justice’ might mean to victim/survivors (such as procedural justice, substantive justice, and kaleidoscopic justice), and the responses of criminal justice services as they struggle to keep up with growing demand in a time of ‘austerity’. This lecture provides a snapshot of some of the issues discussed in Criminal Justice and Sexual Violence units available on the Criminology, Sociology and Social Sciences degree programmes at the University of Bath.

Students will have the chance to question each speaker and/or offer their own ideas.

This will be a dynamic, fast paced event with the universities cycling between 2 different virtual rooms. The universities will decide how to manage the time but a rough guide would be a 18-20 minute talk followed by questions from the schools.

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Sociology/Criminology.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 3 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Sociology at university level.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience. In this event there will be three groups of schools taking part increasing the opportunity to participate.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please click here 

Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


March 12
11:10 - 12:10
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