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Hi so I’m currently doing my A levels and next year will be applying for university. This I’m finding is a pretty overwhelming process as there’s so many to choose from. But as a start I know what course I want to do Psychology and I’m interested in going to university of Liverpool. The websites good and all for finding stuff out about the uni but the best way to hear what it’s really like is from the people who actually go.
So really I’m just wondering what it’s like overall at Liverpool. Accommodation? Fees? Teaching? And if your doing psychology even better. How do you find it? What’s it like?
Thanks :-)
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Hi so I’m currently doing my A levels and next year will be applying for university. This I’m finding is a pretty overwhelming process as there’s so many to choose from. But as a start I know what course I want to do Psychology and I’m interested in going to university of Liverpool. The websites good and all for finding stuff out about the uni but the best way to hear what it’s really like is from the people who actually go.
So really I’m just wondering what it’s like overall at Liverpool. Accommodation? Fees? Teaching? And if your doing psychology even better. How do you find it? What’s it like?
Thanks :-)
Liverpool is a great city. The uni buildings are a 10-minute walk up from the city so you really feel part of the city. I studied Chemistry there so cannot comment on the psychology course. I lived in Halls in the 1st year which is a few miles out of the city centre but the uni provides regular buses to and from halls. There are self-catering flats in the uni complex but getting one of them is near on impossible. I was lucky enough to get one for my final year - so much easier to roll out of bed at 8.45 and be in lectures for 9 am. In my second year, I moved out with 3 friends into a house in Old Swan. We did get broken into and all our stuff was stolen - but I think that could have happened if I was studying in Manchester or Birmingham so don't take that as a negative. Student houses are targetted because we all had laptops and some expensive phones and stuff.
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Liverpool is a great city. The uni buildings are a 10-minute walk up from the city so you really feel part of the city. I studied Chemistry there so cannot comment on the psychology course. I lived in Halls in the 1st year which is a few miles out of the city centre but the uni provides regular buses to and from halls. There are self-catering flats in the uni complex but getting one of them is near on impossible. I was lucky enough to get one for my final year - so much easier to roll out of bed at 8.45 and be in lectures for 9 am. In my second year, I moved out with 3 friends into a house in Old Swan. We did get broken into and all our stuff was stolen - but I think that could have happened if I was studying in Manchester or Birmingham so don't take that as a negative. Student houses are targetted because we all had laptops and some expensive phones and stuff.
Thanks so much for all the info. Super unlucky you got broken into but I guess like you said that comes with the territory.
Sounds like you enjoyed your uni experience so will definitely be keeping Liverpool in mind.
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Thanks so much for all the info. Super unlucky you got broken into but I guess like you said that comes with the territory.
Sounds like you enjoyed your uni experience so will definitely be keeping Liverpool in mind.
I did Egyptology at Liverpool. One of my friends did Psychology and loved it. I had a few doing Criminology as well, and they've got good graduate jobs. Liverpool is a great place to live - it's cheap and walkable and the people are really friendly. The previous poster has exaggerated the thing about self-catering flats, in all honesty. You have as much chance as anyone else. I was off-campus in university accommodation in first year, and I actually liked not living right by the library. I had a studio in Y2 and Y3 (off-campus, not owned by the university), because one of my close friends was doing study abroad and we didn't want to get a shared flat and then have to move out after a year. I've never had any issues with theft, and only one person in my department did in my three years there. The Psychology department is big and has lots of good opportunities, too.

If you have any questions, let me know.
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I did Egyptology at Liverpool. One of my friends did Psychology and loved it. I had a few doing Criminology as well, and they've got good graduate jobs. Liverpool is a great place to live - it's cheap and walkable and the people are really friendly. The previous poster has exaggerated the thing about self-catering flats, in all honesty. You have as much chance as anyone else. I was off-campus in university accommodation in first year, and I actually liked not living right by the library. I had a studio in Y2 and Y3 (off-campus, not owned by the university), because one of my close friends was doing study abroad and we didn't want to get a shared flat and then have to move out after a year. I've never had any issues with theft, and only one person in my department did in my three years there. The Psychology department is big and has lots of good opportunities, too.

If you have any questions, let me know.
Thanks so much for your reply.
So when I was looking at another uni (Queens in Belfast) I would be able to go into psychology and in first year cover all the aspects and then I could easily change course to move into what area interested me most. So for example could I change from psychology to criminology? But I guess you might not know if you didn’t do psychology
But I appreciate all the info you gave me there :-)
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Thanks so much for your reply.
So when I was looking at another uni (Queens in Belfast) I would be able to go into psychology and in first year cover all the aspects and then I could easily change course to move into what area interested me most. So for example could I change from psychology to criminology? But I guess you might not know if you didn’t do psychology
But I appreciate all the info you gave me there :-)
No worries. I know a bit from friends so I'll explain as much as I can. The possible combined degrees Liverpool now offers are here (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...onours-select/) - just sending it for illustrative purposes, as, as I said, it doesn't include Psychology any more.

Sadly Psychology is no longer a subject which can be combined, but it does share some modules with Criminology and Sociology, I believe. You can check the module details on each course's page. But Psychology is an accredited degree at Liverpool (it likely is elsewhere, too), so if you want that accreditation, you might not be able to get it by switching courses or going to other universities. You could contact the department at Liverpool and ask if you'd be able to switch, but I think it's unlikely, given that they have different compulsory Y1 modules.

Hope this helps.
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No worries. I know a bit from friends so I'll explain as much as I can. The possible combined degrees Liverpool now offers are here (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...onours-select/) - just sending it for illustrative purposes, as, as I said, it doesn't include Psychology any more.

Sadly Psychology is no longer a subject which can be combined, but it does share some modules with Criminology and Sociology, I believe. You can check the module details on each course's page. But Psychology is an accredited degree at Liverpool (it likely is elsewhere, too), so if you want that accreditation, you might not be able to get it by switching courses or going to other universities. You could contact the department at Liverpool and ask if you'd be able to switch, but I think it's unlikely, given that they have different compulsory Y1 modules.

Hope this helps.
Thanks that’s really helpful. Will definitely have to do some research and check but again thankyou so much
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Thanks that’s really helpful. Will definitely have to do some research and check but again thankyou so much
No worries. For Psychology, you do have to think ahead a little to decide whether you want accreditation or not, if you want to work in the field. Best of luck.
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Hi so I’m currently doing my A levels and next year will be applying for university. This I’m finding is a pretty overwhelming process as there’s so many to choose from. But as a start I know what course I want to do Psychology and I’m interested in going to university of Liverpool. The websites good and all for finding stuff out about the uni but the best way to hear what it’s really like is from the people who actually go.
So really I’m just wondering what it’s like overall at Liverpool. Accommodation? Fees? Teaching? And if your doing psychology even better. How do you find it? What’s it like?
Thanks :-)
Hi! I’ve just finished my first year of psychology at university of Liverpool and loved it!! The lecturers are really good as they teach what they are specialised in, my contact hours were about 12 hours per week and I loved all the modules!
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