We live in a rapidly changing world and a world that's facing a lot of big issues whether we're talking about climate change or global terrorism.
This degree really gave me those skills to think differently. To think critically and to equip me for jobs that don't really exist yet.
Social and Political Sciences is a degree for anyone who's interested in how our society works and essentially how to make it better.
I chose social and political sciences because I was really interested in learning about the issues affecting society.
This isn't a degree that funnels you into one job. It's more a degree that opens up a lot of opportunities in different industries including organizations that are really trying to make change in the world.
I currently work as a safer communities coordinator at Insurance Australia Group where we look at addressing social and environmental issues through a lens that makes social sense and also commercial outcomes.
So at the City of Parramatta I'm a community engagement officer and part of that means that we roll out community consultations and that's to make sure that whatever council delivers is what the community have said they want.
We follow the UTS model of learning so we are always trying to combine practical, real world skills with our understanding of history and theory.
A lot of skills that I've developed throughout my degree I put in to practice every day on the job.
A lot of it is to do with research, collecting data, analysing data, and report writing.
The placements that I did as part of my degree were really useful for me to go out and see how organisations work. To be able to make a difference while still being a student was great.
Our graduates are gonna be really well equipped to help improve the world because they understand how society works and how social change happens.