My initial curiosity on how different societies function in various ways keeps sociology fresh to me all the time and my enthusiasm never fades away. I chose sociology as my undergraduate major due to the eager to understand the social problems China encountered during its economic boom, such as environmental pollution, rural-urban migration and social education issues. I am currently doing a PhD in the UCD Dynamics Lab, School of Sociology and am funded by the China Scholarship Scheme.
Zishen Wang, PhD CandidateFind out more
My advice to potential students and researchers is ‘it’s never too late to start’ your adventure in third level education! I began my studies for a degree in Social Science in my mid-forties and I could never have imagined that it would be the first step in an incredible journey in education. Culminating in the pursuit of a research PhD in Sociology, examining the importance of the role of fathers in contemporary Ireland. I was also actively encouraged and supported by the school to apply for a post-graduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council and I was awarded this valuable scholarship in 2015.
Barbara Moore, PhD CandidateFind out more