From a young age, I have had an overwhelming passion for the study of society and how the intricate workings and fundamentals impact upon certain individuals and humanity as a whole. I have always strived to be aware of how I contribute to society and how my actions affect other people, those closest to me as well as people I may not know. This has led to me to develop a huge interest in social justice and social study. In my primary school, my passion for equality throughout the world was evident. I watched a news piece about the suffering of young children in Iraq as a result of the war and I really felt I should try and do a bit to help. I got in contact with my headmistress and voiced the idea to have my whole class take part in a sponsored silence to raise money for Amnesty International. I then performed an assembly to my school, unaided, showcasing my idea and why I thought we should try and raise money for those less fortunate than us. This really helped me to better my self-confidence from a young age. All in all, my class and I managed to raise £500 for Amnesty International. In my first year at Secondary School, I was elected to represent my form in the Pupil Parliament. This helped me exercise my leadership skills, along with keeping people’s best interests at heart and to bring about change in my school. As a young teenager, I decided to volunteer with a local youth project in a deprived area where there were a lot of underprivileged people which helped me get a better perspective of society and sharpen my communication skills. Doing this also helped me become much more aware of how the underprivileged aren’t helped in society and what I wish to change in the world. I want to make a change in the way society deals with important subjects like race, sexism, diversity, culture and poverty. To further educate myself on some of these subjects, I have been reading a book titled “Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge, a book examining the systematic eradication of black history, the place that white dominance holds in today’s society and how race and class are inextricably linked. So far, this book has shone a light on how society deals with race and has shown that there are acts of undeniable institutional racism happening every day, from the blatant and deliberate to the unconscious and ignorant. Taking a course in sociology will help me to gain a position in which I can show other people how they contribute to these acts of institutional racism and to open their eyes to the bias that some people face every day.Having grown up with a parent who was a local government officer I have been shown the harsh realities of how councils and governments care more about the money that a policy makes as a pose to how it affects those dependent on its services. I feel this archaic way of doing things needs desperately to be addressed. Obtaining a sociology degree, I feel, would put me in a much better position to help those in need through a career in social work, youth work or counselling.