placement year

  • Final blog

    My first placement was at the Children’s Health and Exercise research centre (CHERC) in Exeter. This was good however due to COVID-19; no children came into the centre, so therefore no assessments or interaction was done. Although, I did go...

  • Making the most of your placement year

    I’m now 10 months into my placement year at the Office for National Statistics and the time has flown by. Given my experience, I thought it might be useful to talk about what I’ve learnt about pushing myself, networking and...

  • Results of the data collection

    Following on from a previous blog where I attended a school to undertake data collection on whether the timing of exercise (performed in the morning, or afternoon) affects a child’s cognitive function. Here are the tests explained. The Go-No-Go test...

  • Biggest Lessons I’ve Learnt From Going On Placement

    Going on placement is very common when you’re at the University of Bath. It’s offered as part of most degrees here! Although it’s a unique, once in a lifetime experience, there are difficult moments you’ll experience which are totally normal!...

  • My experience working in the charity sector

    For the last nine months, I’ve been interning at the National Literacy Trust (NLT), a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK through literacy. I’ve just finished my placement and thought it would be a...

  • My first placement day in The Children's Hospital

    I made my lunch and packed my bag the night before. My clothes were laid out ready, however, I don’t have a set uniform; the policy is just smart, plain clothes so I will be making the use out of...

  • Living during my placement year

    Getting a placement Firstly, I just want to mention, don’t panic in second year when all your friends are starting to secure their placements. I didn’t get mine until the end of February, which I thought was late. But I...

  • 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,...

  • 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...