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    I have applied to all three and have conditional offers, i am just unsure on which one to choose.
    If anyone has any opinions on these universities please let me know thanks
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    None of them. Resit A-levels.
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    why none of them?
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    Not worth £20k debt.
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    but i dont want to resit
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    what university would u recommend
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    Congrats on your offers
    If I was you I would consider what attracted you to each of the universities, was it course content, nightlife, social or just being in the city, and consider if each uni offers any placements. But if I was you I would go their websites, and copy and paste each psychology undergraduate programme, then put it in a table and compare which modules in each uni's are interesting for you, because I got offers from Bangor, LSBU, and UCLAN and I was confused on which three to pick as firm and insurance, so I chose Bangor because of the modules its more clinical psychology, which I love. But, I would choose Middlesex as a firm, then Thames or Kingston as insurance on the basis that Middlesex require more points, but let it be your decision and good luck

    middlesex, thames valley or kingston for psychology?
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    Thames Valley is ****
    And you will not make friends at Kingston or Middlesex because it's as *****y as school and prepare for segregation.
    The teaching at these three unis are all terrible, and yes I know people that go to each.
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    (Original post by georgiana j)
    what university would u recommend
    Look at the course specifications and decide which interests you more. Do you want to be a psychologist? You should be aware that the degrees probably aren't accredited.
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    (Original post by Superstar6318)
    Thames Valley is ****
    And you will not make friends at Kingston or Middlesex because it's as *****y as school and prepare for segregation.
    The teaching at these three unis are all terrible, and yes I know people that go to each.
    As do I and, to my knowledge, all of them really enjoy it. Both our comments are anecdotal and not overly useful.
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    (Original post by georgiana j)
    what university would u recommend
    For you not to be wasting your money? One that at least asks for ABB.
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    thank you faith 100 for your advice i will do that

    paddy power the people you know that go to these uni's do they study psychology?

    superstar the people you know why don't they like it?
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    (Original post by georgiana j)
    thank you faith 100 for your advice i will do that

    paddy power the people you know that go to these uni's do they study psychology?

    superstar the people you know why don't they like it?
    Thames Valley has the reputation as being the worst university in the whole of England, it looks like more of a college and the campuses aren't university like.

    Middlesex has a bunch of people who speak like badmans and it is rare to find white people and non whites mixing

    the same goes for kingston, and also in kingston people tend not to do their own work.

    Now I'm guessing you're aiming for lower grades? I suggest looking at better universities that are a step up. Have a look at Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes and other polytechnics because they are actually decent, and in better areas. You couldn't have picked unis any worse; I deem these to be the worst of the worst
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    (Original post by Superstar6318)
    Thames Valley has the reputation as being the worst university in the whole of England, it looks like more of a college and the campuses aren't university like.

    Middlesex has a bunch of people who speak like badmans and it is rare to find white people and non whites mixing

    the same goes for kingston, and also in kingston people tend not to do their own work.

    Now I'm guessing you're aiming for lower grades? I suggest looking at better universities that are a step up. Have a look at Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes and other polytechnics because they are actually decent, and in better areas. You couldn't have picked unis any worse; I deem these to be the worst of the worst
    I appreciate your opinions, thanks for your help
    Do you know anything about the teaching methods?
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    Hiya, I got this info from each uni's website about teaching methods:
    Teaching methods at Thames Valley
    A variety of learning activities is employed to support you to achieve the learning outcomes of each module. These include:
    - lectures
    - seminars
    - group work
    - tutorials
    - workshops
    - experiential learning
    - self-directed study.

    All modules are taught only during the day (there are no evening classes) and full-time and part-time students are all taught together.


    Learning materials
    You will receive a Programme Handbook at the start of the programme, and Module Study Guides at the beginning of each module, which indicate essential texts, journals and website addresses. Further lecture notes, handouts and other materials are available from the staff taking each teaching session, and many are available electronically through a web-based system.


    Student support
    You will have a personal tutor who is a member of the Psychology staff, and personal tuition is integrated into timetabled teaching. For example, in Year 1, you will have a weekly, 1 hour, small-group meeting with your personal tutor. These sessions focus on learning to study psychology, preparing for assessments, and developing transferable skills through the psychology programme.

    All the Psychology staff have specialised areas of expertise, and many are recognised experts in their fields. Year 3 optional modules reflect those interests and allow students an insight into the latest research and innovation in those areas. Current areas of staff expertise include drug and alcohol addiction, child development, pain coping and pain management, psychology of chronic conditions, and visual perception.

    Health psychology is an especially well-developed area of expertise, reflecting the fact that there is also an MSc in Health Psychology.

    Middlesex
    Work placements
    150 PCs and Macs for experiments and tutorials set up for psychology students
    Specific options confer eligibility for the BPS (British Psychological Society) Graduate Basis for
    Registration, necessary for a career in educational, clinical, counselling, occupational or forensic psychology
    State-or-the-art facilities for teaching and research in the UK: including psychophysiology laboratory, social observation laboratories, video editing suite, virtual reality laboratory, auditory cognition laboratory, testing cubicles
    A wide range of influential and established organisations are involved with the placement course, for example Great Ormond Hospital School, St Georges Hospital, Priory Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Education, University College London, Holloway Prison, and the Metropolitan Police. Students’ involvement in such organisations includes engaging in everyday activities for example classroom education within the hospital school and running of anger management courses for the prison inmates. In addition, placement students have been engaged in a wide range of clinical and educational research, for example eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, autism and stuttering, and investigating the psychological factors in relation to male and female rape

    For Kingston I couldn't find anything
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    (Original post by georgiana j)
    I have applied to all three and have conditional offers, i am just unsure on which one to choose.
    If anyone has any opinions on these universities please let me know thanks
    Like many people have said, these uni's aren't exactly worth going to :/, not trying to be rude but graduate job prospects from these universities are very terrible even with a lot of work experience. And even if you get a job, these degrees aren't worth much on the salary scale, its like not even going to university. I suggest you either do sandwich course or change university through adjustment ( getting better then predicted grades ).

    But out of them thames valley is the worst.
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    thank you faith for that information it has helped i can now work out simalarities and differences in the courses
    hopefully gives me a clearer mind on what to do
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    (Original post by Superstar6318)
    Thames Valley has the reputation as being the worst university in the whole of England, it looks like more of a college and the campuses aren't university like.

    Middlesex has a bunch of people who speak like badmans and it is rare to find white people and non whites mixing

    the same goes for kingston, and also in kingston people tend not to do their own work.

    Now I'm guessing you're aiming for lower grades? I suggest looking at better universities that are a step up. Have a look at Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes and other polytechnics because they are actually decent, and in better areas. You couldn't have picked unis any worse; I deem these to be the worst of the worst
    Sorry but I just have to butt in and mention that Kingston is one of the top unis for art and design subjects. When deciding on what uni to go to you shouldn't think about how good it is in general, but how good it is for your subject. Kingston probably isn't so good for psychology, I know someone who does it and seem to have way too much free time on their hands.
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    (Original post by pippa90)
    Sorry but I just have to butt in and mention that Kingston is one of the top unis for art and design subjects. When deciding on what uni to go to you shouldn't think about how good it is in general, but how good it is for your subject. Kingston probably isn't so good for psychology, I know someone who does it and seem to have way too much free time on their hands.
    Ah cool wasn't aware about the art and design. Actually I've heard it's also good for primary education too....but not so for some generic subjects
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    (Original post by Superstar6318)
    Ah cool wasn't aware about the art and design. Actually I've heard it's also good for primary education too....but not so for some generic subjects
    Yeah I think it is, plus nursing and music, although I don't know anyone doing those subjects I suppose a lot of ex-polys are like this, even red brick unis.
 
 
 
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