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    I got an offer from Essex university (Colchester), to start in 2017 studying Psychology. I was wondering if anyone else is too?
    Also, as I'm still deciding which offer to accept, could anyone that goes to this university give me an insight on what it's like? Possibly the accommodation, resources, any activities to participate in and anyone who studies psychology there already!

    All tips, info and opinions are welcome. Thanks!
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    (Original post by MissIntrov)
    Hey!
    I got an offer from Essex university (Colchester), to start in 2017 studying Psychology. I was wondering if anyone else is too?
    Also, as I'm still deciding which offer to accept, could anyone that goes to this university give me an insight on what it's like? Possibly the accommodation, resources, any activities to participate in and anyone who studies psychology there already!

    All tips, info and opinions are welcome. Thanks!
    Hi there!

    I'm a current student at Essex and whilst I don't study psychology, I can give you a bit of a insight on life at Essex! I do know quite a lot of people who do psychology, it's a very popular course at Essex. You can also take part in studies and experiments if you want. Being a psychology student, you can do these for either course credits or for money. It's usually about £3-£5 but I did get given £15 for one once!

    With accommodation, there's so much choice. If you want to live somewhere that has quite a sociable atmosphere then the Towers flats would be great. You would live in an apartment with 12-16 people and share a bathroom. Sometimes that can put people off but I lived in Towers in my first year and loved every second. They're also the cheapest accommodation. If you'd prefer somewhere smaller with your own bathroom then there's South Courts, the Houses, Quays and Meadows. There's usually around 6 people in these flats but they are a bit more expensive. I know people who have lived in each accommodation and they've really enjoyed it so it's mostly down to what you'd want.

    We also have loads of societies and sports teams that you can join too. You'll almost definitely find something you're interested in and we have a Psychology society too. The social atmosphere on campus is excellent as well. Essex is small enough that you'll bump into people you know pretty much everyday on campus but it's also big enough not to feel claustrophobic. Our SU has loads of events, we have quizzes and karaoke in the SU bar as well as nights out in our on campus club.

    I've loved my time at Essex so far! Hope this has helped and if you have anymore questions, just ask!
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    Hi there!

    I'm a current student at Essex and whilst I don't study psychology, I can give you a bit of a insight on life at Essex! I do know quite a lot of people who do psychology, it's a very popular course at Essex. You can also take part in studies and experiments if you want. Being a psychology student, you can do these for either course credits or for money. It's usually about £3-£5 but I did get given £15 for one once!

    With accommodation, there's so much choice. If you want to live somewhere that has quite a sociable atmosphere then the Towers flats would be great. You would live in an apartment with 12-16 people and share a bathroom. Sometimes that can put people off but I lived in Towers in my first year and loved every second. They're also the cheapest accommodation. If you'd prefer somewhere smaller with your own bathroom then there's South Courts, the Houses, Quays and Meadows. There's usually around 6 people in these flats but they are a bit more expensive. I know people who have lived in each accommodation and they've really enjoyed it so it's mostly down to what you'd want.

    We also have loads of societies and sports teams that you can join too. You'll almost definitely find something you're interested in and we have a Psychology society too. The social atmosphere on campus is excellent as well. Essex is small enough that you'll bump into people you know pretty much everyday on campus but it's also big enough not to feel claustrophobic. Our SU has loads of events, we have quizzes and karaoke in the SU bar as well as nights out in our on campus club.

    I've loved my time at Essex so far! Hope this has helped and if you have anymore questions, just ask!
    Hey! Thanks so much for replying, this helped so much. Since psychology is a popular course, I guess the class will be quite big then
    I've read a lot about shared bathrooms and the negatives outweigh the positives a bit. Also, living with so many people, wouldn't it be a bit crowded? I'll definitely look into all the accommodation options though!
    I think I'd definitely be interested in societies and sports, I feel I need to come or of my comfort zone and socialise more and this would be a great way.

    Thank you again for the reply, it really helped as I didn't know about the societies or the studies/experiments.
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    (Original post by MissIntrov)
    Hey! Thanks so much for replying, this helped so much. Since psychology is a popular course, I guess the class will be quite big then
    I've read a lot about shared bathrooms and the negatives outweigh the positives a bit. Also, living with so many people, wouldn't it be a bit crowded? I'll definitely look into all the accommodation options though!
    I think I'd definitely be interested in societies and sports, I feel I need to come or of my comfort zone and socialise more and this would be a great way.

    Thank you again for the reply, it really helped as I didn't know about the societies or the studies/experiments.
    First year classes and lectures tend to be on the big side for most courses, just to bring everyone to the same level really. You'll most likely find that as you progress through your degree your classes will get smaller with people developing an interest in particular areas and so they'll choose classes that reflect this.

    When I got my accommodation offer I actually felt the same way! I was really nervous about living with so many people but it was probably the best decision I made at uni. It doesn't really feel crowded because everyone is on different timetables, some days I would only see like 3 out of my 12 flatmates! The shared bathrooms at Essex are actually cleaned around 3 times a week by a cleaner whereas the en suites you have to clean yourself. In my North Towers flat, there were 4 bathrooms so it was just me and two other girls sharing our one. If you want to come out of your shell a bit and socialise living in a larger flat is really good for this. But definitely weigh up all the accommodation options and work out what's best for you!

    Definitely try out a society or sport! I started playing hockey in second year, having never picked up a hockey stick in my life before! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly too
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    (Original post by MissIntrov)
    Hey!
    I got an offer from Essex university (Colchester), to start in 2017 studying Psychology. I was wondering if anyone else is too?
    Also, as I'm still deciding which offer to accept, could anyone that goes to this university give me an insight on what it's like? Possibly the accommodation, resources, any activities to participate in and anyone who studies psychology there already!

    All tips, info and opinions are welcome. Thanks!
    Hi, i applied for Sociology with Social Psychology at Essex but haven't heard back yet. Congrats on getting your offer!
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    (Original post by tally_panda)
    Hi, i applied for Sociology with Social Psychology at Essex but haven't heard back yet. Congrats on getting your offer!
    Thanks! You too
 
 
 
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