Marcus Garner has graduated with a Sociology degree from the University of Worcester.
Marcus began his studies in 2018, but after the first year had to take a year out, re-joining his fellow students during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to complete his degree
“I had to take a year out of my study after my first year,” he said. “In this year I gained more motivation and determination to do as well as I could possibly do. I it consolidated my conviction and confidence in myself.
“It was difficult coming back to university after a year out to a new cohort and getting back into the mindset of a student, but I wouldn’t change this because it helped me in many ways. I also had the opportunity to represent the cohort as a course representative which was valuable experience for life.”
Marcus, age 24, from Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, is now continuing his studies at the University to complete a Research Masters degree in Sociology (MRes) towards a career in academia.
“I felt both sad to finish my course and proud to graduate,” Marcus said. “I worked hard, and I am excited to continue my studies in Sociology and conduct my own in-depth research into masculinity and men’s health. I love the University and the School of Humanities.”
“Studying throughout the pandemic was challenging for lecturers and students alike but the staff were always supportive and flexible,” Marcus added. “I loved my time at university, the staff on the Sociology course are all exceptional, they made the course so enjoyable, current, relevant and instilled an enthusiasm in me for the subject which helped me push myself as far as I could.”
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