In my blog I hope to inform prospective students hoping to go into Forensic Psychology/other relevant disciplines what to expect in a typical week: with a few social activities mixed in! I also hope to shed some light on the amazing support from the psychology department and all the targeted help they give.
My favourite thing about university is the constant opportunities of independence to build your confidence. You choose what course you want to do, which modules you take, and where to take your knowledge. Psychology at York University really helps you take hold of where you want your future to go.
Hi everyone! I’m Sophia and I’m in my second year studying Psychology at the University of York. We have a large yet really close-knit community in our department, giving us the opportunity to get to know – and even work with – a range of researchers who are working on studies to investigate cutting-edge topics in psychology and find things out that haven’t ever been found before. I’ve written a blog for you which tells you about my experiences as a student, specifically regarding how the department supports you with your journey to becoming an independent researcher. Hopefully this will reassure you that you will be very well-supported as you transition into being a successful university student who – very excitingly – can conduct their own research!
Hi, I’m Graidey, a first-year Psychology student. Here are some of the things I love about being at York. Meeting new friends You’ll meet all of your course mates in lectures, as everyone has the same schedule in first year. I felt a bit lost and overwhelmed on the first day, but it got better … Continue reading Top things to look forward to about Psychology at York
Monday To start off my week right, I typically like to hit the gym before I go for my lectures. It gets me into a good headspace, raring to begin the week. I normally go to the gym on campus due to its large variety of weight training stations. My first module for the week … Continue reading A week in a life of a Psychology student
Sense of Community My favourite thing about Psychology at York is the sense of community. I didn’t experience this vibe at any other university I visited. They make no secret of the fact that as a psychology student here, every single event in your timetable will take place in their wonderful pink building. I found this … Continue reading Psychology at York: the Best Bits
Monday To begin the week, I head to the library to crack on with the core reading given for my seminar on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention. This is one of my 3rd Year advanced modules and, for me, is always timetabled on a Monday from 1-3pm. I print off a booklet of the lecture slides … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Psychology Undergraduate Student
Psychology is the perfect subject for me. My contact hours give my days some structure, making it a lot easier to plan around them. Generally speaking, I’ll have 15-20 contact hours a week. Although this fluctuates depending on the point in the term. It may sound like a lot in comparison to other courses, but … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Psychology Student
Trying to describe a ‘typical’ week studying Psychology at York is quite tricky! Especially as, not only does my schedule vary from week-to-week, but it changes quite a lot over the years. As for lectures, everyone in Psychology attends the same lectures for the first two years which I’ll go into more detail about first. … Continue reading Being a Psychology Student at York: My Week!
Why Psychology? I had always been fascinated by the human mind and, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been asking questions about why we do what we do, say and think. When it came to choosing York, it only took a matter of hours to realize this is where I truly wanted to … Continue reading Psychology at York – The Best Decision I Ever Made
Hi all! After being a student ambassador for some Open Days at the University of York this week, I have realised that a particular worry people have when choosing a Psychology degree, is where it will take them in the future. So… I thought I would give you an insight into some of the careers … Continue reading Psychology and The Future!