More about Georgina
“NTU offers so much to students, both academically and for extra-curricular activities.
"The main reason I chose to study at NTU was because of the ideal location of the city. I found that Nottingham was a big city with plenty to offer, such as shopping and music venues, but it didn’t seem too big or hectic. When I researched the university more I saw that it had plenty to offer, such as gym facilities, sports clubs, and societies which I was really interested in because I knew that I wanted to get involved with the social aspect of university. After going to an Open Day I was sure I wanted to go to NTU as the Psychology department seemed really helpful and I got a good vibe from the university and could really see myself studying and living here.
"I was sure that I wanted to study psychology, and when I saw the modules that were offered on the BSc (Hons) Psychology course I decided that it was the one for me because I was interested in all of the core modules of psychology. I also thought that I would like to pursue a psychology related career, so the fact that it was BPS accredited was a necessity for me, but I also liked the career opportunities that NTU and the department offered. I have particularly enjoyed studying Biological psychology, but my favourite module has been developmental psychology as I really enjoy the content and the lecturers have been helpful and clearly interested in the topic. The research methods module has been fun by getting to know others and working together.
I feel like I have matured personally and learnt a lot since I’ve been at NTU. I’ve gained many skills and been able to add a lot to my CV through the opportunities that have been offered to me. I have been a BPS rep which has given me the chance to prepare and present presentations to fellow students, advertise the BPS across the university and also at Open Days. I have also got involved with the Students in Classrooms scheme offered by the university, by being a Primary Literacy Assistant (working in a primary school) and a Student Ambassador (Open Days). All of these opportunities have been helpful in increasing my confidence and teamwork and I have enjoyed telling others about all the great things that NTU can offer.
"When I graduate, I am hoping to either do a masters course, or to get experience in a psychological setting at first. A good few of the masters courses offered here appeal to me and I would like to remain studying at NTU as I really like the staff and the university. I would like to pursue a career within Education or helping others who are disadvantaged in any way and would like to think that my role as a Healthcare Assistant in a mental health charity has given me relevant experience for my course, and also for my future career.
"I really enjoy living within the city of Nottingham, as everything is so close. The university is just a few minutes from the main centre which makes it so convenient for going out at night, for shopping in the day, and anything you may need is really close."