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    I have recently transferred my course choice to Psychology, but did not attended any open days or interviews for this course, as I originally had wanted to study BSc Hons Appied Criminology. However, I know have pretty much no idea what I'm letting myself in for as I chose Psychology because it's a much broader subject that can lead into so many places. I have a great passion for studying Psychology as I studied it at A level.
    What I would really like to know is the days and times you'll be expected in lectures or to be at the university in general for the first year!
    Thanks in advance 🙂
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    I'm not a Psychology student, but a lot of my friends are so I'll do my best to answer.

    All of your lectures will be on the main campus (St.John's), so ideally if you've applied for uni accommodation you'll be wanting to live there.

    Days/times can vary depending on how they set up the timetable at the start of the year, and this is based on staff availability, how many modules, how many students etc. The students I know are doing at least three days a week and I believe full days.

    From what I know you generally just sit in a lecture hall taking notes and stuff. You have assignments AND exams I believe.
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    (Original post by Joannee1997)
    I have recently transferred my course choice to Psychology, but did not attended any open days or interviews for this course, as I originally had wanted to study BSc Hons Appied Criminology. However, I know have pretty much no idea what I'm letting myself in for as I chose Psychology because it's a much broader subject that can lead into so many places. I have a great passion for studying Psychology as I studied it at A level.
    What I would really like to know is the days and times you'll be expected in lectures or to be at the university in general for the first year!
    Thanks in advance 🙂
    Hey there! Don't worry, there is still plenty of time to come and visit the university on an open day or arrange a time better suited to yourself. A visit, even though you have chosen your course and uni is still a great chance to come and speak to the lectures and past students if you want more of a feel for the course. It is not essential to have studied psychology at A-level as you know but the fact that you have studied it and enjoyed it will be a pretty good indication of what you can expect.
    The timing of lectures vary year on year but you will be looking at spending around 16 hours of contact time (usually spread over a number of days) in lectures and the rest of the working time is used for seminars, independent study/personal tutor support (this time is up to you to manage).

    Good luck with everything,
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    (Original post by Joannee1997)
    I have recently transferred my course choice to Psychology, but did not attended any open days or interviews for this course, as I originally had wanted to study BSc Hons Appied Criminology. However, I know have pretty much no idea what I'm letting myself in for as I chose Psychology because it's a much broader subject that can lead into so many places. I have a great passion for studying Psychology as I studied it at A level.
    What I would really like to know is the days and times you'll be expected in lectures or to be at the university in general for the first year!
    Thanks in advance 🙂
    I've just finished an undergraduate degree in Psychology. It's usually 3 days a week, and you'll probably be in Uni for about 3 - 4 hours per day for lectures, plus whatever you choose to spend studying. You'll need to do a lot of reading and studying outside of lectures, and the lectures can vary. Some are sat in a lecture hall taking notes and sticking your hands up to contribute or ask questions. Some are split between half lecture and half seminar where you get an hours talk and then you go off to computer room and do some work or to a teaching room and do smaller group work. Sometimes you'll have workshops - particularly where they'll teach you to use SPSS which is essential for analysis and for your dissertation.

    You choose modules at the beginning of the year - you won't have much in the way of options in the first year as you'll need to do basic history of psych and research methods modules. You will be able to opt to do an elective module which can be anything from world culture to education - it gives you an opportunity to dabble in other subjects and broaden your knowledge. Then in the second year and third you can shape your degree a little bit more - choosing to go down sport, business, biological or cognitive routes. This may broaden even more as time goes on. I'm just commenting on my experience.

    You will get allocated a tutor who you can book tutorials with whenever you want them. You'll also get allocated a supervisor for your final year project - this will be somebody different depending on what area you want to study for your final project.

    Good luck and enjoy it! Contribute in lectures - stick your hand up, try hard and if you get puzzled over stuff book tutorials and don't puzzle in private.
 
 
 
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