Annabelle Lobb: a passion for analysis

Annabelle tells us how studying BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology has set her up for a future career

“Studying psychology with sociology at Plymouth has been a life changing experience. The opportunities available have had a very positive impact on my personal and professional development.”

Annabelle Lobb, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology graduate

Studying psychology appealed to me because the course content promoted the development of a wide range of transferrable skills and my dissertation project gave me the opportunity to explore a research question that I had developed.

Studying psychology with sociology at the University of Plymouth has been a life changing experience and one of the best decisions I have ever made!

The opportunities available through the course and wider University have had a very positive impact on my personal and professional development.

The lecturers in the School of Psychology are all experts in their field and make the course content interesting to learn. I gained many skills during my course, including quantitative and qualitative analysis, report writing, organisation, and leadership.

Having the option to take a placement year was also very beneficial because it helped me to decide on a potential career path after graduating. For my year, I was a research assistant for a lecturer in applied social psychology at the University. 

This experience gave me the opportunity to explore my academic interest in environmental psychology. I helped to organise the International Conference on Environmental Psychology, where I helped manage the rooms and presented a poster on my research.

My proudest achievement has been my ability to balance multiple student jobs – senior PALS leader, Next Steps South West student ambassador and central/subject-specific student ambassador – alongside my final year assignments, resulting in a first class degree.

The city itself is located near to the waterfront, and there are many places you can visit along the coast via boat. The shops are also all within walking distance of the main campus and accommodation is good value compared to other areas of the country.

I now work at the University within the Planning and Analytics department. I chose this area because I was interested in further developing the analytical skills that I had learnt during my degree.

As a graduate intern, I enjoy analysing the results from student surveys and creating reports that show the findings from these.


Annabelle Lobb graduated from BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology in 2020 with first class honours. She now works for the University as a Graduate Intern in the Planning and Analytics department.

BSc Psychology with Sociology

Interested to learn how we think and behave and how the social influences and structures of our everyday lives affect us? With this combined honours course, you’ll cover all aspects of human behaviour and our underlying thoughts, feelings and motivations. You’ll learn about the rapidly changing nature of contemporary society and graduate with a true understanding of the interaction between the individual mind and the social world in which we live.

Study BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology