Sarah McKenna (a Queen's final year BA Sociology student) is the Global Winner in the Sociology and Social Policy category of the Undergraduate Awards (UA) 2017.
"I chose to stay at home while my three children were young. When I returned to study later in life it was through an Access course and I had no plans to go to university, but studying modules in Sociology and Social Policy changed everything. These subjects spoke my language and asked questions I wanted answered. I knew I needed to study them in more depth, and Queen's fantastic Sociology and Social Policy teaching staff have enabled and encouraged me to do just that."
"We are absolutely delighted that Sarah has won this award, especially as the competition was open to final year students and Sarah's submissions were made when she was only in second year. Sarah has grasped lots of opportunities during her time as a student in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – including pursuing a summer placement through Q-Step. We are so proud of her achievements and know that she will continue to excel in her chosen career."
"It is an immense achievement for undergraduate students to benchmark their work globally. To be recognised for their creativity and innovative approach within their discipline can only propel them to become global thinkers and potential change-makers. We are very appreciative of the support of the global academic community who work closely with The Undergraduate Awards to identify these impressive students."
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