I have thoroughly enjoyed studying the MSc in Social Science Research Methods course at Cardiff University this academic year. I am currently writing up my Dissertation on minority groups' experiences of online hate speech on Twitter with the overall aim of gaining an understanding of the issues currently facing minority groups. I have gained valuable skills on how to conduct research of a high standard in the fields of criminology, education, sociology and in the social sciences more broadly. The skills gained will now enable me to embark upon further study to complete a PhD in Social Science with the hopefulness of pursuing a career in academia.
Without the James Pantyfedwen Grant towards tuition fee costs, such a career would not have been attainable. I am very appreciative to have been in receipt of the award, and as such, would like to thank the Foundation for allowing me to pursue a career I feel passionate about.