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Student activities

Exciting associated activities

The Department runs a range of extra activities either for students or to which students are invited. These include field trips, seminar series with external speakers and other events.

Sociology and Communication Media Society

You will have the opportunity to become a member of our student societies, including the Sociology & Communication Media Society (SocCom).

Brunel’s Sociology & Communication Media Society (SocCom) -  part of the Union of Brunel Students (UBS) - is run by students for students. While SocCom is independent from the School of Social Sciences, we are nonetheless supported by and cooperate with the School.

Membership to the Society is voluntary and you do not have to be a Sociology or Communication Media student – they welcome all Undergraduates and Postgraduate students who are interested in taking part in their activities and programme of events. The membership fee is £3.50 – which goes towards the Society’s budget and is spent on events, projects and developmental activities.

SocCom aims to devote its time to ensuring that there is a balance between academic and social life for its members. The Society aims to provide you with a chance to network, through events and guest speakers, and gain employment information and opportunities. Essentially, SocCom offers an interactive space for our members to form a stronger cohort and voice for Sociology & Communications issues at Brunel University.

The four main aims for SocCom are:

  • Offering help and support to all our members during your time here, from all levels of Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Being able to enhance student experience and an opportunity for students to share experiences, improving communications between and amongst all levels
  • Setting up opportunities where students can socialise as well as attend organised academic events, i.e. guest speakers at workshops, seminars & lectures
  • Being a formal representation of the Sociology & Communications programmes of study through its Course Representatives. SocCom aims to ensure that students’ voices are heard and raised at Staff-Student forums and meetings.