What use is a Social Science degree?

More OU students than ever before are studying for career motivated reasons.  This short session will explain how the Careers Advisory Service can support students with career entry, change or progression, by explaining the range of services offered.

 Social Sciences careers panel (Eddie Tunnah and Ellen Cocking)

‘How do employers regard Social Science graduates?’

‘I don’t want to be a professional psychologist - what else can I do with my psychology degree?’

Following on from 2 successful careers forums run for Social Sciences and Psychology students this spring, this 40 minute careers panel will provide students with an opportunity to ask OU careers staff employment related questions.  Questions can be sent in during the week via Twitter and Facebook, details of how to contact us will be available on the Student Connections website.

Presentation time: 
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 15:30
Presenter(s): 

Eddie Tunnah

Eddie Tunnah is a Careers & Employability Adviser at the Open University, linked to the faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.  I have worked as a university careers adviser in a range of London based universities since 2001.  My own academic background is Social Sciences - I have a first degree in Human Geography and a PhD in deindustrialisation/economic regeneration from Liverpool John Moores University.  I am chair of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services’ Disability Task Group.

Karen Foley

Karen Foley is the academic consultant for the Student Connections project, and is the co-presenter of the Podmag and plays a part in This Student Life. She is a psychologist and an AL in Wales, teaching several level 1 and 2 Science and Social Science modules for The Open University. She is interested in how partnerships and networks support the distance learning journey for students.