Hi there! My name is Hema, also known as 'Hem-Hem' (don't ask how that came about!). I am Gujurati and my parents are from Africa and India. I have been a student at the University of Leicester since October 2007 and I have studied BA Sociology and I am currently studying MA Contemporary Sociology which is due to commence in September 2011. Having studied Sociology since my GCSEs, I can quite honestly say that I cannot think of a more interesting subject to study! With a combination of historical and contemporary theories and ideas, the course is perfect for anyone interested in the many ways in which social institutions have an effect on individuals and groups within it. It is also great for those interested in crime and youth culture and how deviance is often a contested concept.