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    hello all,

    I am extremely indecisive on which uni to go to. I have conditional offers in both NTU and Ply for Psychology and would appreciate any information from current students or anyone else on what their opinions are of the student life, city, societies, sports, clubs, lectures anything you fancy really

    much appreciated chums
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    (Original post by misty8764)
    hello all,

    I am extremely indecisive on which uni to go to. I have conditional offers in both NTU and Ply for Psychology and would appreciate any information from current students or anyone else on what their opinions are of the student life, city, societies, sports, clubs, lectures anything you fancy really

    much appreciated chums
    Hi misty8764,

    Congratulations on receiving your conditional offer to study Psychology at Plymouth University!

    I have been in contact with Rianna, a Plymouth University BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate who is more than happy to talk to you about her experience here at Plymouth.

    "I studied psychology at Plymouth for 4 years and enjoyed the course and University so much that I decided to transfer onto a longer programme so that I could incorporate my masters. I fell in love with the city and the University atmosphere as soon as I stepped foot onto campus at an Open Day. The uni was so welcoming and friendly and it allowed me to feel at ease when I first moved to the city.

    On the psychology course you have a range of different learning techniques including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. I really appreciated the large amount of support the university gave me and my cohort when it came to learning how to conduct mini experiments which then developed into us creating our own research in our final year.

    The course here at Plymouth was just right for me, with a healthy balance between the theoretical and practical research side of psychology. Plymouth has some great lab facilities with up-and-coming technologies like eye-tracking facilities, virtual reality just to name a few and a dedicated tech office to help with any research questions you may have when it comes to doing your own research. I really enjoyed the opportunity to navigate my way through all aspects of psychology theory and practice during my first three years of study which then allowed me to work out which areas interested me the most and what to specialise in for my research projects. You will be looking at a variety of topics with academics intertwining their own research into it. I loved this aspect as it allowed you to get a real insight into what research was being carried out at the uni. You can also get involved in the research element by becoming a research apprentice if you would like.

    Regarding the social aspects of Plymouth and the university, it has a lot to offer! I took advantage of its location, with many road trips with friends to local beaches, Dartmoor, and Cornwall. I also used the facilities down at Mount Batten and Plymouth to undertake new sports; primarily skiing at the dry slope and sailing/powerboating.

    There are so many societies for you to get involved in and would definitely recommend joining some when you get to uni. I joined Snowriders and was able to go up to the dry ski slope at discounted prices to help practice and then went abroad with the group twice! With it being one of the larger societies on campus it meant that you always were meeting new people and socialising with people that may not have been on your course/halls. We have a great Student Union and would definitely recommend checking out their webpage to see what they have to offer - Rianna"

    If you haven't already done so, pay us a visit at our Open Day on Saturday 23 April, where you can explore our facilities and maybe even chat to Rianna herself!

    We hope that this information helps you

    Matt, Hannah and Dale
    Plymouth University
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    Hi! I'm not a student but I'm in the exact position as you!!! (except today I decided to firm Ply and made NTU my insurance

    My reasons are:
    -The social experience is roughly the same from what I research. They are both large cities (though my headmaster calls Plymouth 'the ultimate student city' as ridiculous as that sounds XD) so if you're looking for fun both schools can provide that- though the experience may be different
    -Plymouth has detailed information about their course on their website and they sent me a ton of colourful brochures (: I found that I like their psych course slightly more. Due to this I was able to make a more informed decision about them.
    -Ply also had the same clubs I'm looking for in a college as NTU (for example, anime society)
    -WATERSPORTS
    -Plymouth is really close to the water. I'm from an island in the caribbean so I'd get pretty homesick if I'm not looking at the water
    -Plymouth offered me higher grade requirements, which makes me more motivated to aim for higher grades! PS. Always Make sure your insurance choice is lower than your firm- and that you really want to go to your insurance choice too

    Hope I helped! These are just my personal opinion though! It's worth it to go on youtube and look up tours of the university and tours of the cities. You might find that NTU facilities suits you more, who knows! And if you can: OPEN DAYS. I'm not able to go due to the UK being a 12 hour flight away though >-> lol
 
 
 
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