Laura Pettitt

I'm Laura, a 21 year old Uni of Bath psychology student. I am in my third year currently on placement in an acute psychiatric hospital. In my spare time I work as a waitress and also like running, going to the gym, baking and travelling!

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  • The realities of doing an unpaid placement

    One of the first things I was told when I enquired about a placement year at the Bath open day back in 2014 was that my placement would probably be unpaid. I didn’t pay too much attention to this, or...

  • How to survive your first day of placement

    I'm Laura, and I am finishing my third week at my placement in an NHS psychiatric hospital. I was a first year blogger back in 2016, and will now be blogging about my experience on an unpaid placement this year, hopefully...

  • First year reflections

    First year is officially drawing to a close, with only one seminar and one lecture remaining for me. This doesn’t mean I’m finished though, as I’m rudely reminded by the list of deadlines on the wall in front of me,...

  • Bath- A Night Club Tour

    Now alcohol and clubbing really aren’t for everyone. I have plenty of friends at uni who’d much rather opt for a night in, and that’s fine. But pretty much every time I told someone that I was going to Bath...

  • An overview of first year psychology

    Despite it being only March there are actually only a few weeks left of first year. This is a bit daunting; ‘it’s fine, this year doesn’t count’ has been pretty much my mantra for approaching every deadline. Whilst my only...

  • Semester two: a mid term update

    The last few week have been hectic! I’m 3 and a half weeks into semester 2 and I have hardly stopped! It was so strange being back at first; one of the weirdest things about uni is that it becomes...

  • What life is like in Norwood House

    In March 2016 I went off travelling for a few months, loved it and stayed for an extra 5 weeks. As I hopped from night bus to hostel to plane I hardly thought about Uni, which was a slight issue,...