Annelie Weinholt

Sociology

Annelie Weinholt

I chose to come to Brookes as it seemed like a good university, with many courses to choose from, and lots of extra curricular activities going on

Annelie Weinholt came to Brookes from Goteburg University in Sweden as part of a university exchange programme. She is hoping her degree will lead to work within the EU, UN or the state department, working with questions of external relationships, geopolitics and security.

I chose to come to Brookes as it seemed like a good university, with many courses to choose from, and lots of extra curricular activities going on.

I wanted to study Sociology because you look at society with a more complex view; it gives you the tools and the knowledge to explore society on micro and macro levels. The Sociology course involves so many different aspects of what sociology can be, covering different theorists and views of how to understand society. It gave me space for self reflection, with each class ending in a discussion.

Oxford is small but very beautiful. You can get everywhere easily, and there are lots of nice pubs and walks, such as Port Meadow. The city is also filled with students, shops and parties. It’s very close to London, with buses leaving every 15 minutes or so, which is great.

I come from Sweden, and English language is the skill that I’ll benefit from most. As an international student you are guaranteed a room on campus, so it’s very easy to come to Brookes, but you can also rent a room in private accommodation if you prefer. There are lots of special events laid on for international students, so you get to know everyone.

The best thing about being at Brookes is gaining so much knowledge, and learning how to critically review that knowledge. You meet people with the same interests as you, helping you grow as a person. It’s probably the best time you’ll have in your life.