Shaun Barton, BA 2001

Shaun Barton, BA 2001

Shaun (left), with family.

Had a great time studying Sociology at Essex.  Started my degree in 1996, after the first year I took two years out to live and work in Colchester – needed the money!  Returned to study in 1999 and completed my degree. Probably didn’t take it as serious as I would have done now, and narrowly missed out on a 2:1 by 2%! That was my own fault and it is of great regret. However the experience as a whole has left a mark on me, there is still a fire burning inside me to keep an eye on all things Sociology related – even though time constraints sometimes limit this to listening to Thinking Allowed once per week!! I am now 41, still live in Colchester, have children and am a Client Relationship Manager and Trainer for a local software company.  One day I aim to return to study be it via another undergraduate degree, or a Masters.

My interests include keeping an eye on all things Sociology related, especially research into poverty and social mobility.  I am a keen keep fit enthusiast and enjoy doing Duathlons and cycle sportives.

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