Psychology Applicants (2012 entry) Watch

Bluth.
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#161
Report 7 years ago
#161
(Original post by DoubleNegative)
Psychology at Lancaster, Manchester, Sheffield, Lincoln or Hull.
I'm really worried about getting in, even though I can get the grades. (AAB)
I'm just really panicking about personal statements and year 13 workload/exams. Does anyone have any advice?
Luckily for you, you have come to the right place I'm a bit tired at the moment to find you all the links, but if you know how to search the Wiki you can find a guide to writing a psychology personal statement as well as sample personal statements. Also, there is a free and confidential personal statement checking service where current psychology students/graduates will read through and make suggestions on full drafts (please do not post your PS in any other part of the website).

Just a friendly hint: instead of making lots of posts in a row, use the multiquote button (the button next to Quote button with the addition sign)
1
reply
DoubleNegative
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#162
Report 7 years ago
#162
(Original post by Bluth.)
Luckily for you, you have come to the right place I'm a bit tired at the moment to find you all the links, but if you know how to search the Wiki you can find a guide to writing a psychology personal statement as well as sample personal statements. Also, there is a free and confidential personal statement checking service where current psychology students/graduates will read through and make suggestions on full drafts (please do not post your PS in any other part of the website).

Just a friendly hint: instead of making lots of posts in a row, use the multiquote button (the button next to Quote button with the addition sign)
Ah thank you so much! I'll have a look at that. Is the Wiki on here? (I'm new to all this, and I'm still trying to figure it all out. )

Haha yeah, I just kept coming across all these posts I wanted to reply to and they all ended up piling on top of one another.

Thanks again!
0
reply
Interrobang
  • Volunteer Team
  • Peer Support Volunteers
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#163
Report 7 years ago
#163
Yeah it's on the wiki here - look under the subject specific guides, either in my sig, or from the personal statements tab at the top of TSR
0
reply
DoubleNegative
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#164
Report 7 years ago
#164
Great, thanks xKTx.
0
reply
BexyBear
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#165
Report 7 years ago
#165
(Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
Thanks for the level headed reply. I normally just get raging pre-freshers foaming at the mouth when I try to give them realistic advice. They just disagree with anything that goes against what they want to hear. At the end of the day, university is a financial investment and should be considered as scrupulously as any other financial decision.
Surely it's not entirely fair to broadcast your own opinions of the benefits of a Psychology degree. It's an incredibly competitive degree because it's so versatile, if you are interested in a subject enough to want to dedicate your career to it surely £9000 a year is a small price to pay. Some people on here are probably quite offended at your disregard for the subject, considering this is a thread for hopeful applicants. Maybe your own choices were what lead to you disliking the degree and not the 'scary stats'. your degree is what you make it, you're not just going to walk out of uni and be handed a job on a plate.
2
reply
GodspeedGehenna
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#166
Report 7 years ago
#166
(Original post by BexyBear)
Surely it's not entirely fair to broadcast your own opinions of the benefits of a Psychology degree.
Er, why not? Just because they are negative? Jog on.

(Original post by BexyBear)
It's an incredibly competitive degree because it's so versatile
It's not competitive or versatile.

(Original post by BexyBear)
Some people on here are probably quite offended at your disregard for the subject, considering this is a thread for hopeful applicants.
So? Anyway, why should they be offended? People need to be critical of the choices that they make in life and you cannot be criticial if you insist on having the negative opinions censored.

(Original post by BexyBear)
Maybe your own choices were what lead to you disliking the degree and not the 'scary stats'. your degree is what you make it, you're not just going to walk out of uni and be handed a job on a plate.
I don't expect to be handed a job on a plate. Your straw-man of my argument won't work here. Sorry.

And the end of the day, it's a poor degree. The market is over-saturated with Psychology graduates. It's a bad investment.
0
reply
BexyBear
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#167
Report 7 years ago
#167
ok, I don't think i'll do a degree in Psychology then, instead i'll chose one that will benefit me financially and hope for the best. no thanks. Good luck with your future 'investments'.
1
reply
Bluth.
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#168
Report 7 years ago
#168
(Original post by BexyBear)
Surely it's not entirely fair to broadcast your own opinions of the benefits of a Psychology degree. It's an incredibly competitive degree because it's so versatile, if you are interested in a subject enough to want to dedicate your career to it surely £9000 a year is a small price to pay. Some people on here are probably quite offended at your disregard for the subject, considering this is a thread for hopeful applicants. Maybe your own choices were what lead to you disliking the degree and not the 'scary stats'. your degree is what you make it, you're not just going to walk out of uni and be handed a job on a plate.
I disagree with some of Godspeed's more extreme views on psychology degrees but he is completely entitled to them.
0
reply
GodspeedGehenna
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#169
Report 7 years ago
#169
(Original post by BexyBear)
ok, I don't think i'll do a degree in Psychology then, instead i'll chose one that will benefit me financially and hope for the best. no thanks. Good luck with your future 'investments'.
You can do what you want, tbh. But I am giving you my first-hand experience of the psychology graduate market-place and my observations of what happened to a large number of my cohort.

PROTIP: The single biggest employment sector for psychology graduates is retail and food services.

I'm just glad that my psych degree has got me on to another course that does have 100% graduate employment while still being something that I enjoy.
0
reply
iammichealjackson
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#170
Report 7 years ago
#170
(Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
You can do what you want, tbh. But I am giving you my first-hand experience of the psychology graduate market-place and my observations of what happened to a large number of my cohort.

PROTIP: The single biggest employment sector for psychology graduates is retail and food services.

I'm just glad that my psych degree has got me on to another course that does have 100% graduate employment while still being something that I enjoy.
Where did you get the stats for this? I'm not refuting you, i just want to know... :P
0
reply
raman1
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#171
Report 7 years ago
#171
I want to do psychology and law at uni then do a conversion course into law because I dont think psychology and law as a joint degree is considered to be a law degree?

My recent grades 2E's in Chemistry (soooooooo hard, i hated it) and Maths and 2C's in psychology and biology has ruled out me applying to law directly

So what do you think? I have loads of retakes in janaury but I have tuition and I am preparing really hard to get my A's
0
reply
Interrobang
  • Volunteer Team
  • Peer Support Volunteers
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#172
Report 7 years ago
#172
(Original post by raman1)
I want to do psychology and law at uni then do a conversion course into law because I dont think psychology and law as a joint degree is considered to be a law degree?

My recent grades 2E's in Chemistry (soooooooo hard, i hated it) and Maths and 2C's in psychology and biology has ruled out me applying to law directly

So what do you think? I have loads of retakes in janaury but I have tuition and I am preparing really hard to get my A's
You can do a law conversion from ANY degree
0
reply
iammichealjackson
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#173
Report 7 years ago
#173
(Original post by raman1)
I want to do psychology and law at uni then do a conversion course into law because I dont think psychology and law as a joint degree is considered to be a law degree?

My recent grades 2E's in Chemistry (soooooooo hard, i hated it) and Maths and 2C's in psychology and biology has ruled out me applying to law directly

So what do you think? I have loads of retakes in janaury but I have tuition and I am preparing really hard to get my A's
Psychology is still just as competitive as law, not hugely easier to get into. I would do resits and try and improve your study skills over the next two years... and apply for law directly.

If your doing resits in chemistry/biology then this website http://www.khanacademy.org/ explains things really well. It would take a teacher a week to explain something which you can learn spending 1 hour on this website. Also do a LOT of past papers...
0
reply
Jasmineev
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#174
Report 7 years ago
#174
My school sent off my application on Friday, already got an email from York saying they've got my app., getting so excited now!

...thought i'd just come and revive this thread haha
1
reply
Luccy.
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#175
Report 7 years ago
#175
Yeah i sent mine off a couple weeks ago got e-mails from Cambridge and Birmingham saying they got my app. On the topic of Psychology is over saturated, i agree but only in the lower-mid level candidates if you stand out, you'll get a job. That's why I don't believe you should enter it unless you have the potential and drive to be the best in whatever you chose to be. Also be prepared to do post-graduate study don't think you can get a Bsc and get a job.
0
reply
D0LLxo
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#176
Report 7 years ago
#176
Just applied to Cambridge, UCL, RHUL, QMUL + Surrey :-)
0
reply
TheDubs
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#177
Report 7 years ago
#177
(Original post by iammichealjackson)
Where did you get the stats for this? I'm not refuting you, i just want to know... :P
Flipside of the arguement is psychology involves analytical skills, both in coming to conclusions and using figures. Both immediately put you into the fray for a role in an office ahead of a heck of a lot of other degree's. Its also one of the more intense degree;s, up there with maths and physics based degree's for coursework - employers appricate that in seeing your ability to handle pressure.

Remember the person who's criticising, he could well have an axe to grind given that his course was quite poorly taught and had bad teaching methods unfortunately.
0
reply
Bluth.
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#178
Report 7 years ago
#178
(Original post by TheDubs)
Flipside of the arguement is psychology involves analytical skills, both in coming to conclusions and using figures. Both immediately put you into the fray for a role in an office ahead of a heck of a lot of other degree's. Its also one of the more intense degree;s, up there with maths and physics based degree's for coursework - employers appricate that in seeing your ability to handle pressure.

Remember the person who's criticising, he could well have an axe to grind given that his course was quite poorly taught and had bad teaching methods unfortunately.
Where did you here this? I'm sure many other derees would claim they are equally intensive.
0
reply
iammichealjackson
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#179
Report 7 years ago
#179
(Original post by TheDubs)
Flipside of the arguement is psychology involves analytical skills, both in coming to conclusions and using figures. Both immediately put you into the fray for a role in an office ahead of a heck of a lot of other degree's. Its also one of the more intense degree;s, up there with maths and physics based degree's for coursework - employers appricate that in seeing your ability to handle pressure.

Remember the person who's criticising, he could well have an axe to grind given that his course was quite poorly taught and had bad teaching methods unfortunately.
Eh? I was just asking where godspeed genehah got his stats from (graduate employment statistics). I wasn't talking about psychology degrees....
0
reply
TheDubs
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#180
Report 7 years ago
#180
(Original post by iammichealjackson)
Eh? I was just asking where godspeed genehah got his stats from (graduate employment statistics). I wasn't talking about psychology degrees....
I know. He mentioned or implied psychology degree's aren't the best when trying to find work and mentioned a heck of a lot of graduates end up in frozen food wasnt it? I put down what I found from my own research and what ive been told about how psychology graduates get into better payed jobs more readily that a lot of other degree's because of the range of skills picked up on the course (Hence why I named analytical skills etc.)

I wrote the comment at 7am, probably a little messy, what did you expect?!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Cranfield University
    Cranfield Forensic MSc Programme Open Day Postgraduate
    Thu, 25 Apr '19
  • University of the Arts London
    Open day: MA Footwear and MA Fashion Artefact Postgraduate
    Thu, 25 Apr '19
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Undergraduate Open Day - Llandaff Campus Undergraduate
    Sat, 27 Apr '19

Have you registered to vote?

Yes! (292)
37.63%
No - but I will (55)
7.09%
No - I don't want to (56)
7.22%
No - I can't vote (<18, not in UK, etc) (373)
48.07%

Watched Threads

View All