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!
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
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!