Nicole McBride - BSc (hons) Psychology

"The main thing that attracted me to study psychology at the University of Plymouth was its excellent experiment facilities."

"The academic staff are enthusiastic about their topics and are always willing to talk more about their subject field and happy to point you in the right direction when it comes to finding resources and relevant material. As there is such a broad variation in what we are taught, it means we have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding on what area to focus on and develop a career in.

You learn such a vast amount in three years, and if you can do a placement year I would definitely recommend it. I found it really beneficial to see how what you have learnt can be applied to a real-life setting and it has opened up so many doors for so many people.

Plymouth is also a very student-orientated city with beautiful attractions such as the lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican, which are great places to visit when the sun is out! I have always felt safe and welcome, not just by the University, but by the city itself. It is a very quaint, calm, yet vibrant city and as there is always something going on, it’s hard to be bored when you are in Plymouth."

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