The department of psychology has more than 2500 students across our foundation, undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degrees.
As well as courses taught on campus in Newcastle upon Tyne, we offer our MSc Psychology and MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology via Distance Learning, and our BSc (Hons) Psychology (Clinical Psychology) programme in Singapore via our partnership with Kaplan Heigher Education Institute.
As such, we have an international community of students studying across all levels, on campus and overseas. This page shares posts about the experience of our students, and their advice and guidance about studying psychology
Read the latest posts from our students
The Big 5 S2 Episode 8: Juli Moncada on the Importance of Being a Student Rep
This week Juli tells us about her work as a student representative and the importance of having students who can advocate for student needs. We also discuss the wonderful opportunities that arise from student rep work. Show notes: You can get in touch with Juli on her LinkedIn page. To find out more about the…
The Big 5 Season 2 Episode 5: Dominik Polasek on Studying Sleep at Harvard University
On this episode, Dominik Polasek tells us about his summer as a visiting research assistant at Harvard University’s Sleep Lab. We also discuss how to get involved in research in the department and find your own international internship. Show notes: If you’d like to learn more about sleep research at Harvard you can check out…
Tackle loneliness with a little help from your friends
To mark #LonelinessAwarenessWeek one of our PhD students, Alexandra Thompson, tells us about her work on preventing loneliness in older adults
The Big 5 Ep 17 Kristans Nemkovics “I embarked on this journey to find the pillars that are important to succeed in your studies.”
In this episode, Kristians Nemkovics tells us about studying during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristians went on a journey to develop new health sleep, study and eating habits. Kristians gives students advice on how to succeed at university. Show notes: For more information on developing good study habits check out this advice from the Amercian Psychological…
The Big 5 Episode 13: Annabelle Noble “[an internship] just gives you some really good employability skills.” (paid internships)
In this episode, student Annabelle Noble, tells us about what it was like to do a paid internship. We talk about the skills she developed and the final work she produced which is currently influencing research practice at Northumbria University. She also gives some great advice to other students about how to make the most…
The Big 5 Episode 12: Ansel Lawson “A lot of [trans and non-binary] people said that the North East was like freedom to them.”
In honor of LGBTQ history month, on this episode Ansel Lawson tells us about their experience as a trans student at Northumbria University and talks about their research on well-being in trans and non-binary people living in the North East, UK. Show notes: Trans, non-binary, or gender diverse and looking for support? Check out Gires…
Postgraduate Research Degrees in Psychology
In this post, members of the departmental management team discuss what its like to complete a postgraduate research degree in the department, and how to find opportunities for funding
The Big 5 Episode 6: Barbora Duskova “You get to know yourself, what you like, and what you want to do as your career.”
Today is National Philanthropy Day, a time to reflect on how we can volunteer our time and money to help others. On this episode of the podcast, Northumbria Psychology student, Barbora Duskova tells us about her experience volunteering for the European Federation of Psychology Students Association and working in Dr. Katri Cornelisson’s lab as a…
The Big 5: Episode 4 Jen Merritt “I just kind of want to continue doing research in my career.”
This week on The Big 5 Northumbria Psychology Department alumni, Jen Merritt, gives us some tips and tricks for succeeding at a Level 6 dissertation project and also talks about how to get a job with the NHS. You can get in touch with Jen on her LinkedIn account. You can get in touch with…
Northumbria researchers win Prolific Grant Competition
A team in our department were the overall winners of the Prolific Grant Competition, providing valuable funding for research on risk perception. In this post, Richard Brown tells us about the winning project!
The Big 5 podcast: Chantelle Francis “There is a bigger picture to academic attainment.”
On this episode, on Child Health Day, Chantelle tells us about her experience on the MSc Conversion course which led her to a PhD on pupil well-being. We discuss some of her work on children’s, teachers’, and parents’ views on schooling during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
Northumbria PhD Students’ Prize Winning Research
We spoke to of our current PhD students, Richard Brown, about his award winning MSc research project, his PhD research plans and asked him for advice for current students!
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