Retrospective: looking back on my psychology degree

Erin

Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Psychology & Sport Science
Course: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology
Category: Psychology

12 May 2020

I’ve done it. I’ve nearly finished a degree in psychology. Now that I'm coming toward the end of my final year, I've been reflecting on my experience at ARU a lot. It's been an amazing time.

I've thoroughly enjoyed my Psychology with Criminology course from start to finish but there are a few things that stand out as my all-time favourites about it.

One of the massive perks of my course is that it combines two subjects I was really interested in. I could look at everything from how stereotypes influence the way we report crime in the newspapers, all the way to the structure of the brain so there was a constant variety of topics being covered which make the course interesting.

This also meant I had a lot of choice in my final year over what I would choose to specialise in, so my course was unique to me and could be completely tailored to my interests.

I've also been very lucky that there are plenty of opportunities on my course such as semesters abroad, riot training and trips! I love the fact there is so much available to me that enhances my skills and my time at uni.

Alongside this my tutors have gone that step further and brought in specialist lecturers and guest speakers, such as Sophia Cooke, who have left a lasting impression on me. All these additional things really do make a difference.

I love so much about my studies here at ARU that I could probably write down 100 more reasons, but these are the ones that mean the most to me. I'm sure that once you find your course, you'll feel just like I do!




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