Retrospective: looking back on my psychology degree


Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Psychology and Sport Science
Course: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology
Category: Psychology

12 May 2020

Final-year Psychology with Criminology student Erin blogs about her experiences at university, and some of the high points including field trips and studying abroad.

I’ve done it. I’ve nearly finished a degree in psychology. Now that I'm coming toward the end of my final year, I've been reflecting on my experience at ARU a lot. It's been an amazing time.

I've thoroughly enjoyed my Psychology with Criminology course from start to finish but there are a few things that stand out as my all-time favourites about it.

Combining my interests in psychology and criminology

One of the massive perks of my course is that it combines two subjects I was really interested in. I could look at everything from how stereotypes influence the way we report crime in the newspapers, all the way to the structure of the brain so there was a constant variety of topics being covered which make the course interesting.

Tailoring my course to fit me

This also meant I had a lot of choice in my final year over what I would choose to specialise in, so my course was unique to me and could be completely tailored to my interests.

Enhancing my skills

I've also been very lucky that there are plenty of opportunities on my course such as semesters abroad, riot training and trips! I love the fact there is so much available to me that enhances my skills and my time at uni.

Learning from experts

Alongside this my tutors have gone that step further and brought in specialist lecturers and guest speakers, such as Sophia Cooke, who have left a lasting impression on me. All these additional things really do make a difference.

I love so much about my studies here at ARU in Cambridge that I could probably write down 100 more reasons, but these are the ones that mean the most to me. I'm sure that once you find your course, you'll feel just like I do!

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