Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone,
    I’m in year 12 and I’m thinking of applying to Oxford next year to do Experimental Psychology, but I’m not sure which extra curricular activities I should do to boost my application. I’m looking into doing some psychology related work experience, but apart from that and reading relevant books, I can’t think of anything psychology related I can do?
    Thanks xx
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    It depends on your interests, maybe you're already ruling out mental health-related psychology?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    It depends on your interests, maybe you're already ruling out mental health-related psychology?
    Well, I'm mostly interested in Social Psychology right now, but my question is: What extracurriculars should I do to make my application more competitive? It's just that there aren't any Psychology clubs or societies or anything at my school, so I don't know what else I can do that is relevant to Psychology xx
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by AnnaBanana2000)
    Well, I'm mostly interested in Social Psychology right now, but my question is: What extracurriculars should I do to make my application more competitive? It's just that there aren't any Psychology clubs or societies or anything at my school, so I don't know what else I can do that is relevant to Psychology xx
    Biased towards hospital related stuff, but have you tried your local hospital / mental health trust? There will be clinical psychologists there seeing patients, so perhaps if you ask nicely you can shadow them for a few days?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ecolier)
    Biased towards hospital related stuff, but have you tried your local hospital / mental health trust? There will be clinical psychologists there seeing patients, so perhaps if you ask nicely you can shadow them for a few days?
    Thanks for your reply, that is actually a very good idea that I hadn't thought of! I will do that. Thank you xx
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Wiki Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    PS Reviewer
    Shadowing psychologists is very difficult due to confidentiality. Extra reading is what the unis will be most interested in
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: November 5, 2017

1,773

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.