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I firmed my conditional offer to go to UoS quite a bit ago to study psychology, and as i'm procrastinating my revision intensely I thought why not ask on here who else is looking to go, has had an offer or has firmed and just kinda talk about what it was about the uni that intrigued you, and what course your going to do/looking to do :smile:

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Reply 1
Hi!
I also have an offer from southampton for psychology :smile: Im planning on firming, I just want to get my last UCAS reply back.
Honestly, southampton wasn't my first choice, but i got rejected from that and southampton actually ranks higher so i guess it wasn't a real loss. I like the course and the option to do a minor discipline, and the campus seems really nice too!
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Reply 2
Original post by xsimx
Hi!
I also have an offer from southampton for psychology :smile: Im planning on firming, I just want to get my last UCAS reply back.
Honestly, southampton wasn't my first choice, but i got rejected from that and southampton actually ranks higher so i guess it wasn't a real loss. I like the course and the option to do a minor discipline, and the campus seems really nice too!

damn, im sorry about your first choice, do you mind if I ask what is was. Although im sure you'll forget about your previous first choice once you go, id 100% have to agree with the campus. I found it felt a lot more homey than many of the other campuses I visited, with a lot of them being more grand but at that it personally felt very touristy. Just felt like there was a greater sense of belonging at southampton.

What area of psychology are you particularly interested in if you are ? :smile:
Reply 3
Nottingham rejected me for Psychology with cognitive neuroscience :frown: I did really like the course and campus there too, it was also closer to home (I live in the west midlands)

But I totally agree, I'm going to an offer holders day in march so I'm sure after I've been and seen it in person I'm going to fall in love with it. I've only heard good things about it so far, so I'm definitely excited.

I'm really interested in biopsychology and psychopathology. More particularly I'm hoping to work in clinical neuropsychology one day :smile:

How about you?
Reply 4
Original post by xsimx
Nottingham rejected me for Psychology with cognitive neuroscience :frown: I did really like the course and campus there too, it was also closer to home (I live in the west midlands)

But I totally agree, I'm going to an offer holders day in march so I'm sure after I've been and seen it in person I'm going to fall in love with it. I've only heard good things about it so far, so I'm definitely excited.

I'm really interested in biopsychology and psychopathology. More particularly I'm hoping to work in clinical neuropsychology one day :smile:

How about you?

damn sorry to hear, but yeah im sure it'll be great. I may bump into you on the offer holder day!!

initially I was very interested in therapies, cliche I know lol. although im a lot more interested in the neuroscience aspect of mental health and would rather look at developing therapies etc rather than delivering them. :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by yaso_g
Hello, I got an offer a few days ago from the University of Southampton to study for Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art. Still not 100% sure if i wanna go but it’s definitely one of the top options

Oh that's cool, is that on a different campus to the Highfield campus (may be a stupid question) what exactly would you be doing on the course ? and what other unis have you applied to ? :smile:
Reply 6
Original post by Mxciej.j
damn sorry to hear, but yeah im sure it'll be great. I may bump into you on the offer holder day!!

initially I was very interested in therapies, cliche I know lol. although im a lot more interested in the neuroscience aspect of mental health and would rather look at developing therapies etc rather than delivering them. :smile:

That's great! I've heard good things about Southampton's involvement in therapies, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy (they have quite a few specialists in that department). I'm sure the offers holders day is going to give a lot more insight into those kind of things :smile:
Hey guys I've got an offer for civil engineering and honestly I really love the idea of going to Southampton - I'm quite sporty but I also like getting involved in a lot of creative stuff and of course academia so Southampton caters to this all and it very much seems like it will give a very good university experience!
Reply 8
Original post by Rambo1600
Hey guys I've got an offer for civil engineering and honestly I really love the idea of going to Southampton - I'm quite sporty but I also like getting involved in a lot of creative stuff and of course academia so Southampton caters to this all and it very much seems like it will give a very good university experience!

Sounds great!! what kinda sports you play, can imagine that your gonna be joining that sports society. You've hit the nail on the head though as far as what in my eyes makes southampton so appealing to me!!
Reply 9
Original post by xsimx
That's great! I've heard good things about Southampton's involvement in therapies, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy (they have quite a few specialists in that department). I'm sure the offers holders day is going to give a lot more insight into those kind of things :smile:

Honestly, im so excited but getting the grades gets more daunting by the day lol :redface:
Reply 10
Original post by Mxciej.j
Honestly, im so excited but getting the grades gets more daunting by the day lol :redface:

Omg yes I've been so stressed for the past couple of months about it :frown: but I'm trying my best to stay motivated. What subjects do you take?
hey~ i got a conditional offer from southampton for physics with space science n plan to put as my firm choice. currently still waiting for 3 other unis to reply back
Reply 12
Original post by xsimx
Omg yes I've been so stressed for the past couple of months about it :frown: but I'm trying my best to stay motivated. What subjects do you take?

Psychology, business and economics, I know its a weird mix for someone going to do psychology lol. hopefully it all go to plan just a lot of hard work I guess, and fighting through an astronomical amount of procrastination but we'll get there in the end!!

What subjects do you take?
Reply 13
Original post by tinyturtle319
hey~ i got a conditional offer from southampton for physics with space science n plan to put as my firm choice. currently still waiting for 3 other unis to reply back

That's great!! I still don't fully understand how some people exist while doing a level science subjects lol. What makes Southampton a firm choice for you if I may ask, what sold for you ??
Reply 14
Original post by Mxciej.j
Psychology, business and economics, I know its a weird mix for someone going to do psychology lol. hopefully it all go to plan just a lot of hard work I guess, and fighting through an astronomical amount of procrastination but we'll get there in the end!!

What subjects do you take?


I take Psychology, English Literature and sociology! I wish I had known what I was getting myself into by choosing three essay based subjects :redface: but I do really enjoy the combination.
At least we take psychology. I know hard sciences are more 'traditional' , but i can imagine I would have really struggled to balance a subject like biology with psychology.

It's definitely a lot of hard work, but Its totally going to be worth it!! We'll be fine :smile:
Reply 15
Original post by xsimx
I take Psychology, English Literature and sociology! I wish I had known what I was getting myself into by choosing three essay based subjects :redface: but I do really enjoy the combination.
At least we take psychology. I know hard sciences are more 'traditional' , but i can imagine I would have really struggled to balance a subject like biology with psychology.

It's definitely a lot of hard work, but Its totally going to be worth it!! We'll be fine :smile:

Yeah as much as I think do I regret not taking something like biology, im not necessarily annoyed because if I didn't I probably wouldn't be firming Southampton because I would confidently say i'm much better at essays than I am the science type of question answering. And ultimately a level is basically just playing to your strengths.

Btw, do u do AQA or Edexcel psych ?
Reply 16
Original post by Mxciej.j
Yeah as much as I think do I regret not taking something like biology, im not necessarily annoyed because if I didn't I probably wouldn't be firming Southampton because I would confidently say i'm much better at essays than I am the science type of question answering. And ultimately a level is basically just playing to your strengths.

Btw, do u do AQA or Edexcel psych ?

Exactly, i would rather do subjects I feel most comfortable in getting a good grade in.

And I do AQA Psychology. How about you?
Reply 17
Original post by xsimx
Exactly, i would rather do subjects I feel most comfortable in getting a good grade in.

And I do AQA Psychology. How about you?

Edexcel, tbh im not sure which is acc better or worse to do, pretty sure the only thing that differs between the two is I imagine different studies are maybe covered ?? I doubt one is easier than the other. it does seem though that like 80% of people do AQA, I feel like one of the only people that does Edexcel for some reason.
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Original post by Mxciej.j
That's great!! I still don't fully understand how some people exist while doing a level science subjects lol. What makes Southampton a firm choice for you if I may ask, what sold for you ??

haha ^_^*
hmm i guess i'd say the facilities n range of courses they offer. also the vibe there seems pretty nice n just seems to make u happy to study there if ygm
Reply 19
Original post by Mxciej.j
Edexcel, tbh im not sure which is acc better or worse to do, pretty sure the only thing that differs between the two is I imagine different studies are maybe covered ?? I doubt one is easier than the other. it does seem though that like 80% of people do AQA, I feel like one of the only people that does Edexcel for some reason.

AQA seems to be the go to exam board for most subjects for some reason. But yeah I doubt it's any more or less difficult. What topics do you cover with Edexcel?

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