Department of Psychology

  • VIP Student Wellbeing - 2

    VIP Student Wellbeing (2) Hello, and welcome back to the second blog. I will be documenting what we are doing as part of the student wellbeing Vertically Integrated Project (VIP). If you are new here, my name is Elly, and...

  • A placement student's guide to workplace organisation

    You know that moment when you open your eyes, and blearily reach to turn your alarm off, only to realise that you never set it in the first place and you now have 10 minutes to get ready? Yeah, that’s...

  • VIP - Student Wellbeing

    VIP Student Wellbeing Hello, I am Elly, an MSc Forensic Psychology student studying at the University of Bath, originally from Cornwall. I want to tell you about a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) I have recently got involved with. What is...

  • The Placement Perspective

    Having now completed my placement, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the experience of having a placement year, and why I’d 100% recommend it to anyone considering applying for placements.  Subject-specific merit  The first, and probably most obvious...

  • All your psychology placement assignments + top tips

    One of the most crucial things to remember whilst on placement is that you are still a University of Bath student. It is easy to get caught up in the novelty of your placement and disconnect yourself from your student-ship,...

  • The Purpose of Placements: What to Look for When Applying

    As I'm sure you're well aware, applying for placements can be a lot. First up there’s the whole ordeal of deciding which placements you want to apply for. And after that there’s the cover letters, CVs, interviews and tests. So...

  • Placements are about people

    As social creatures our relationships form one of the most essential aspects of our lives. The relationships we establish with ourselves and others are fundamental in shaping our experiences and how we develop, especially during new and transitional periods of...

  • Dissertation difficulties

     Not to scare you, but whilst the idea of a placement year can be really empowering and exciting, it can also be absolutely terrifying. The extent of the unknown about your placement year will obviously depend on what your placement...

  • Moving on - the new normal

    So it seems that things are finally looking up! Vaccine rollouts are astronomical, shops, restaurants and other businesses are opening again and the sun is shining down on us all. But what does this mean for students and our placements/courses?...