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Cirencester College teams up with UoG for lecture

Two of the county's biggest educational establishments teamed up for a sociology lecture recently.

A-level Sociology students from Cirencester College attended an online lecture with Dr Louise Folkes from the sociology department of the University of Gloucestershire.

Groups of year 1 and year 2 students enjoyed a lecture on social mobility, followed by an interactive element, where they explored the idea of social class and the relevance of social mobility in modern society.

For the Cirencester College students, it was a good opportunity for them to gain an understanding of how the topics they are currently studying in class are studied at degree level.

Tom Bint, course team leader for sociology at Cirencester College, said: "This was a great opportunity for students to glean ideas from Dr Folkes. Of particular interest was the idea of a 'class ceiling', reference to the barriers that leave working class graduates earning less than their middle class counterparts.

"The students found the session hugely insightful, and it was a great opportunity to hear from an academic at the cutting edge of sociological research."

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