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Hi,

Just wanted to make a thread for anyone who is applying to do psychology at undergraduate level in 2017.

My predicted grades are: A*BB (equivalent to AAB)

I have applied to the following, with their entry requirements:
Surrey (placement)..................... ..............AAA-AAB
Reading (placement)..................... ...........AAA-AAB
Brunel (placement)..................... ......................BBB
Royal Holloway........................ .................AAA-AAB
Queen Mary's.......................... .........................AAB

I sent off my application on Friday 11th November.

I received an offer for Surrey on 14th November---AAB

I received an offer for Royal Holloway on 16th November---AAB

Has anyone received any offers, and in particular, for Reading?
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No offers as of yet. I'm applying for Forensic Psychology - do you reckon it's less popular than core psychology?
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Yeah i think it is less popular because it's not as broad as core psychology so hopefull you should get offers soon.
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Hi just wanted to say that if you are looking for other psychology 2017 applicants, you can also check out this thread:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4274330
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Hi, I got an offer from Surrey (AAB), Birmingham City (BBB) and South Bank (BBC). I also got one from Royal Holloway (ABB) but I know people who got in there this year with just 3Cs (I might try through clearing but I heard its a very low quality education and bad atmosphere in the department). Surrey is my first choice!!!
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(Original post by JasLessen)
Hi, I got an offer from Surrey (AAB), Birmingham City (BBB) and South Bank (BBC). I also got one from Royal Holloway (ABB) but I know people who got in there this year with just 3Cs (I might try through clearing but I heard its a very low quality education and bad atmosphere in the department). Surrey is my first choice!!!
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I also got an offer from Royal Holloway and I was wondering if you have been there? What else have you heard about the department?
Thank you
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Hi Shaaayxp, a few people from my school are studying psychology at Royal Holloway. One friend is in the first year hates it and says most lecturers just don't care and students feel humiliated and they are at fault if they complain. Another is in her final year and has kind of mixed feelings. She says the first year was great but some professors left and since then things have gone downhill. Lots of changes and cuts to the teaching and research quality. They're very different people and I guess different places work for different people. I'd consider going if I really mess up my exams because my friend is there.
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(Original post by douglas merritte)
I don't study at RHUL but have visited once for an open day, and know people who have taught and studied there in psychology dept.

Egham is tiny and somewhat isolated but students are eligible for the London rate of student loan, and London is obviously not too far away. RHUL is a campus university, though, which some people like and some people don't. I really don't. I've visited Bath, York, Heriot-Watt, UWE, Hull, a few others too... campus universities generally feel constrictive, and I hate the idea of living in such an environment. A big turn-off especially for RHUL was the gym - it's small and underequipped as a consequence. Tbh, seeing the gym was the tipping point; that was the moment I decided that RH was not the place for me. No swimming pool, poor facilities, campus uni... it didn't tick any of my boxes.

The research in the psych dept. is very good, as evidenced by RHUL's relatively high position in research rankings. [Research of belief and identity by people like Dr Ryan McKay and Dr Marco Cinnirella is personally very interesting to me, as an aside.] You won't specialise until after your degree, though... Pretty much every psychology degree covers very similar material; if they didn't, BPS wouldn't accredit them. Therefore, study your undergraduate somewhere where you will enjoy your time and worry about specialising later down the line.
(Original post by JasLessen)
Hi Shaaayxp, a few people from my school are studying psychology at Royal Holloway. One friend is in the first year hates it and says most lecturers just don't care and students feel humiliated and they are at fault if they complain. Another is in her final year and has kind of mixed feelings. She says the first year was great but some professors left and since then things have gone downhill. Lots of changes and cuts to the teaching and research quality. They're very different people and I guess different places work for different people. I'd consider going if I really mess up my exams because my friend is there.
Liv
Thanks guys! Will defo be going to an applicant day before making a decision
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