Ask a Psychology Student! Watch

furryface12
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 months ago
#1
Hey!

I'm Furry, and I've just finished my first year studying psychology at university. This thread is to ask pretty much anything about how current students find their course, what they like and dislike, different specialisms, how it's different to A level, whatever you want to know!

I will be answering questions, as well as xoxAngel_Kxox, Claros, RissaN, Helina291 and anyone else that wants to join in. We're all at different stages in our courses so hopefully anything you can think of, one of us will be able to answer.

Interested in psychology at university? Get posting!
Last edited by furryface12; 4 months ago
4
quote
reply
Noodlzzz
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 months ago
#2
Happy to chip in on the postgrad side of psychology!
3
quote
reply
xoxAngel_Kxox
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 months ago
#3
Looking forward to helping out and answering questions!
2
quote
reply
Conconz
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 months ago
#4
How difficult is the course so far? And how much time do you spend doing independent study?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
quote
reply
The Scotfather
Badges: 18
#5
Report 4 months ago
#5
(Original post by furryface12)
Hey!

I'm Furry, and I've just finished my first year studying psychology at university. This thread is to ask pretty much anything about how current students find their course, what they like and dislike, different specialisms, how it's different to A level, whatever you want to know!

I will be answering questions, as well as xoxAngel_Kxox, Claros, RissaN, Helina291 and anyone else that wants to join in. We're all at different stages in our courses so hopefully anything you can think of, one of us will be able to answer.

Interested in psychology at university? Get posting!
Do people ever ask yous "what am I thinking" or any p*** like that?
quote
reply
sturdy swifter
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 months ago
#6
(Original post by furryface12)
Hey!

I'm Furry, and I've just finished my first year studying psychology at university. This thread is to ask pretty much anything about how current students find their course, what they like and dislike, different specialisms, how it's different to A level, whatever you want to know!

I will be answering questions, as well as xoxAngel_Kxox, Claros, RissaN, Helina291 and anyone else that wants to join in. We're all at different stages in our courses so hopefully anything you can think of, one of us will be able to answer.

Interested in psychology at university? Get posting!
What university are you at? What are your future ambitions?
0
quote
reply
hannxm
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 4 months ago
#7
(Original post by Noodlzzz)
Happy to chip in on the postgrad side of psychology!
What aspects of psychology do you study in postgrad? Does it prepare you for work? Have you found it more interesting than undergraduate?
1
quote
reply
Noodlzzz
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 months ago
#8
(Original post by hannxm)
What aspects of psychology do you study in postgrad? Does it prepare you for work? Have you found it more interesting than undergraduate?
I focus on the clinical side of psychology. In terms of work, I want to work in academia so yes it’s good preparation! Yes found postgrad so far more interesting as I can focus on just the clinical side and not so much on social psych or memory etc. Which I didn’t find as captivating at undergrad
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
quote
reply
chris2791
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#9
Report 4 months ago
#9
(Original post by furryface12)
Hey!

I'm Furry, and I've just finished my first year studying psychology at university. This thread is to ask pretty much anything about how current students find their course, what they like and dislike, different specialisms, how it's different to A level, whatever you want to know!

I will be answering questions, as well as xoxAngel_Kxox, Claros, RissaN, Helina291 and anyone else that wants to join in. We're all at different stages in our courses so hopefully anything you can think of, one of us will be able to answer.

Interested in psychology at university? Get posting!
what are your tips for taking psychology at alevel and what can you do to maximise your grades?
0
quote
reply
hannxm
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 months ago
#10
(Original post by Conconz)
How difficult is the course so far? And how much time do you spend doing independent study?
I'm a few weeks from completing my first year. My first module was social psychology which I found fairly straight forward. The second module is a little more intensive and full of new terms and things to learn regarding statistics. Quite a bit of Maths, but it's manageable.

(Original post by The Scotfather)
Do people ever ask yous "what am I thinking" or any p*** like that?
Not yet. It's usually criticisms about psychology.

(Original post by Noodlzzz)
I focus on the clinical side of psychology. In terms of work, I want to work in academia so yes it’s good preparation! Yes found postgrad so far more interesting as I can focus on just the clinical side and not so much on social psych or memory etc. Which I didn’t find as captivating at undergrad
Oh that's fair enough. I wish you luck in your studies.
1
quote
reply
furryface12
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 4 months ago
#11
(Original post by Noodlzzz)
Happy to chip in on the postgrad side of psychology!
Can't rep but thank you!!

(Original post by Conconz)
How difficult is the course so far? And how much time do you spend doing independent study?
I've not found it too difficult so far. It takes a bit of adjusting to particularly as I'd been out of education for a few years and didn't take A level, but as long as you keep up to date with stuff it's not too bad. Independent study, not as much as I should! It varies as to how much I've got on and how well I am health/chronic illness-wise, generally though it really helps to at least scan through notes on a topic before a lecture so there's less to take in all at once. Then after make sure you understand everything and preferably read through things in more depth, the first bit is obviously most important though as you'll build on it later.

(Original post by The Scotfather)
Do people ever ask yous "what am I thinking" or any p*** like that?
I've not actually had that question! Deyesy used to hate it though

(Original post by sturdy swifter)
What university are you at? What are your future ambitions?
I'd rather not answer the first one, but ambition-wise I would ultimately like to be an educational psychologist failing that something in education or with children with special needs. What are yours?

(Original post by chris2791)
what are your tips for taking psychology at alevel and what can you do to maximise your grades?
I didn't actually do it myself! But in general just read around the subject, absolutely anything you can watch or read related to psychology is a bonus. From secret life of x year olds and beyond! It'll all add to your knowledge and understanding of the subject. Make sure you're on top of all the key words and people and use them in your answers, where possible specific studies and stuff too. It sounds stupid but make sure you answer the question as well and in the way that's asked- it's so so easy to not! Practice is a big part of that though.
1
quote
reply
Deyesy
  • Section Leader
  • Peer Support Volunteers
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#12
Report 4 months ago
#12
Happy to chip in too an as a psychology postgrad and PT MSc student
0
quote
reply
sturdy swifter
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#13
Report 4 months ago
#13
(Original post by furryface12)

I'd rather not answer the first one, but ambition-wise I would ultimately like to be an educational psychologist failing that something in education or with children with special needs. What are yours?
Ooh educational psychologist sounds really nice. I'm only at year 12 now but I think I want to be a neuropsychologist. What statistics do you learn in psychology?
3
quote
reply
furryface12
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 4 months ago
#14
(Original post by sturdy swifter)
Ooh educational psychologist sounds really nice. I'm only at year 12 now but I think I want to be a neuropsychologist. What statistics do you learn in psychology?
You've got a little time to decide then! Neuro is hard but so cool if you can get your head round it, there's so much we still don't know too. Pretty much anything really, from means and standard deviations that you'll have done before onwards to ANOVA and more complex stuff. Most of it you'll learn the theory of though and then do them using SPSS, a statistical software thing, rather than actually having to go through and do it all by hand like you would at A level (maths anyway). So people still find it hard but there is less maths involved! Knowing when to use which one is the worst bit for me, I can never remember all the conditions and stuff. That's just experience though.
0
quote
reply
Helina291
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#15
Report 4 months ago
#15
(Original post by furryface12)
Hey!

I'm Furry, and I've just finished my first year studying psychology at university. This thread is to ask pretty much anything about how current students find their course, what they like and dislike, different specialisms, how it's different to A level, whatever you want to know!

I will be answering questions, as well as xoxAngel_Kxox, Claros, RissaN, Helina291 and anyone else that wants to join in. We're all at different stages in our courses so hopefully anything you can think of, one of us will be able to answer.

Interested in psychology at university? Get posting!

Hey everyone! I was tagged as someone who could answer questions about Psychology at uni, but I am currently holding an offer to study Psychology at Royal Holloway in September so can’t quite give advice yet haha, however I did Psychology at A level and got an A so would be happy to answer questions about Psychology A level for now!!! 😊
1
quote
reply
furryface12
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 4 months ago
#16
(Original post by Helina291)
Hey everyone! I was tagged as someone who could answer questions about Psychology at uni, but I am currently holding an offer to study Psychology at Royal Holloway in September so can’t quite give advice yet haha, however I did Psychology at A level and got an A so would be happy to answer questions about Psychology A level for now!!! 😊
Oops sorry! Good luck in September though! There was a good question about A level above from chris2791 if you want to take that
0
quote
reply
Noodlzzz
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#17
Report 4 months ago
#17
I have a question for you guys - what was the biggest misconception you had about studying psychology before you started? For me, I thought stats would be a small and easy part of the degree
0
quote
reply
madboo
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#18
Report 4 months ago
#18
I'm also happy to answer any questions! Just finished my first year of Psychology Undergrad
1
quote
reply
random_matt
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#19
Report 4 months ago
#19
(Original post by Noodlzzz)
I have a question for you guys - what was the biggest misconception you had about studying psychology before you started? For me, I thought stats would be a small and easy part of the degree
You honestly thought that?
1
quote
reply
Noodlzzz
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#20
Report 4 months ago
#20
(Original post by random_matt)
You honestly thought that?
Judging from what I learnt at A-level psychology I did yes! I didn’t use TSR much when applying so didn’t really grasp how big stats is in the degree.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
quote
reply
X

Reply to thread

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Lincoln
    Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Bournemouth University
    Midwifery Open Day at Portsmouth Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Buckinghamshire New University
    All undergraduate Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18

Do you like exams?

Yes (137)
18.49%
No (450)
60.73%
Not really bothered about them (154)
20.78%

Watched Threads

View All