Jia Hui Choo – BSc Psychology

"Being a student at the University of Plymouth has challenged me to put myself out there to achieve what I want."

"Living in the UK has taught me to be independent, to stand up for myself and to step out of my comfort zone. It is different from home where I can at least rely on friends and family. I have learned to make better choices for my best interest. There are a lot of self-growth and epiphanies when you are living in a place full of strangers. Living in the UK has definitely escalated my maturity."


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</p><p><b>Coffee o’clock</b></p><p>Start the day with a well-made cappuccino or fresh fruit smoothie at the Real Food Kitchen on the Barbican, while sitting in the sun and enjoying the view.</p>

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<p>Rockets and Rascals</p>
<p>SRRDG exhibit and sponsor plymouth barbican</p>

Studying with the University of Plymouth


"I decided to study Psychology but I wanted to do a BSc instead of a BA. It turned out that UoP was offering a BSc Psychology so I applied and got my offer."

"The University of Plymouth's Psychology course offers modern psychology topics that are interesting and focus on a wider range of Psychology-related issues relative to the traditional approach of Psychology."

"People are welcoming and the staff and lecturers are helpful. You are also exposed to different methods of teaching and learning that will open your eyes."

New cultures and experiences


"My favourite thing about university is having the chance to meet new people, learn about different cultures and make memories."

"I have met so many people from different places and I am very glad to be exposed to the diversity. I have always been curious about other cultures and their lifestyle so to be able to personally experience this has been very fulfilling for me."


"You get to experience campus life and it is pretty amazing."

3.The library is located in the centre of campus and is open 24/7. There’s seating right outside, where you can get some sun between study sessions.
Campus in spring
<p>University campus square</p>

"My advice for any international students considering studying in Plymouth is to join as many clubs as you can, and stay in halls if you are new and want to make friends!"

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