Sarah Cosgrove

Hi! My name's Sarah and I'm a final year BSc Psychology student. I spent the last year of my degree on placement in Dublin (and have written all about it) and am now enjoying being back in the comforts of Bath. I'm here to give tips about uni life from the perspective of someone who, trust me, has been there. So if you have any questions about living in Bath, managing your course load and extracurriculars, I'm your girl.

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  • Dissertation difficulties

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