I’m not officially starting until January, but I thought that my first post on here should be a generic introduction, so…
Heyy! I’m Aimee, a 2 Year studying Psychology with Education Studies.
1. My initial personal statement draft was tailored to a Linguistics and German degree.
2. I LOVE goats – they are soooooo adorable and also very funny.
3. I have 2 younger sisters, but people usually don’t realise because we’re all so different.
My academic interests:
– Psychology: anything developmental or educational psychology related and language and communication.
– Education: Social justice and inequalities within education (particularly socio-economic status).
Why Psychology with Education Studies?
I know they say to not do a degree in a subject you have no interest in, but I didn’t really enjoy A-Level Psychology. However, knowing that there was much more to Psychology than what I was being taught at the time, I did my research and took a risk. Whilst I really miss the German lessons, I definitely don’t regret my decision. I didn’t know what path I wanted to take career wise and Psychology allows you to explore all so many different areas and work out your preferences. It was also a bonus for me as the department here currently offers language and communication-related modules, so if I still decide to go down that route, I can. I’m really enjoying being part of the Department of Psychology.
Education, because I really enjoyed the education section of sociology A-Level and I find exploring different viewpoints of educational debates really intriguing, though very stressful at times!
Hobbies and Societies:
This is supposed to be the part where I tell you about all the exciting social stuff I’m involved in here, but if I’m going to be completely honest with you, I’m not a part of any societies. Despite being (almost) halfway through my 2 year, I’m still trying to find my ground when it comes to the social side of university, so I’m still floating around. Nevertheless, I generally enjoy anything creative arts based, whether that’s performing arts or crafts, and volunteering. The Psychology Art Club has been my favourite activity so far (thank you to Olugbemi and the Psychology staff for this!).
What Do I Like the Most about Warwick?
Definitely the wildlife. I love seeing the geese waddling and squirrels running around. Story: I’ve had so many jump scares from squirrels jumping out of nowhere, that a leaf once flew into my face and for a split second I thought it was a squirrel… In all fairness, it was basically the same colour, but you can imagine those few seconds of panic!
Also, a lot of people will say that Warwick is “in the middle of nowhere”. However, it’s not too much of a bubble compared to some other campus universities. There’s easy access to the city centre, Leamington, and Birmingham. Just avoid rush hours if you can!
I also really enjoy seeing the little kiddies coming in to visit the Art’s Centre to watch performances or to take park in the craft activities put on for them. Members of the public are always coming in to see shows or visit the markets put up on the Piazza as well, so you are reminded that there is an outside world.
Why Did I Apply to Be A Student Blogger?
· To encourage prospective students to consider studying Psychology at Warwick (please do get into contact if you’re thinking about applying and would like to know more).
· Everyone tells you that university will be “the best time of your life” and this can set some unrealistic standards. I want to use this as an opportunity to help open up discussions about the not-so-spoken difficulties that student life can bring. It’s so important to show that talking about struggles with loneliness, self-doubt, and wellbeing can be just as beneficial as talking about the highlights.
· I aimed to get involved with activities within Psychology more this year, so when the opportunity came though I thought ‘why not give this a go’? It will also be a great way to learn about other students’ perspectives of student life.
· Creative writing used to be a hobby of mine and it’s something that I would like to get back into.
That’s that for now.
I’m currently in the midst of planning some upcoming posts so if there’s anything you would like to recommend, let me know.
I hope you all have a joyful Christmas and New Year.
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