Sophie Weeden

Sophie is currently reading for the MSc in Comparative Social Policy following graduation in 2021 from the University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours in History. As part of her undergraduate degree she completed courses exploring Social Policy in European contexts, inspiring interest in further study. 

During her time at Edinburgh she spent a year as an elected Wellbeing Officer, securing funding for students to undertake Mental Health First Aid qualifications, and delivering and engaging with campaigns to support victims of sexual assault and aiming to improve men’s mental health. 

Her areas of interest within Social Policy lie primarily within comparative studies of labour market institutions, in particular exploring attitudes towards, and perceptions surrounding, recipients of unemployment benefits and social assistance.