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A place for, Psychology is a fascinating subject and one that I am incredibly. passionate about As the scientific study of the mind and. behaviour it allows us to continually push at the boundaries of. understanding how humans behave and to carry out research. that impacts on society enabling us to help people. I m proud of our Department key part of our identity and. not just our rankings but something that our students. the staff and students too value It is a supportive open. Part of my role as Head of and friendly environment. Department is to recruit, Lancaster is a great place. expert researchers who, to study and enjoy the, make a vital contribution to. experience of being a, society It is important to me. student We hope that you ll, that these people are also. make lasting friendships, motivated to share their. create special memories, passion with students and are. and develop life skills that, inspirational in their teaching. will stay with you long after, My goal is to maintain our you graduate. strong student outcomes, We d love to welcome, and excellent teaching and. you to the Department, to grow the Department, organically The sense of Professor Kate Cain. community that the size of Head of Department, the Department enables is a. Transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS laboratory, for career prospects after 6 months. The Guardian University Guide 2020, in the UK for Psychology. The Guardian University Guide 2020, Support for, A peer mentor is a second or As a student joining. third year psychology student Lancaster s Psychology. that you as a first year can Department you re, meet to talk about issues with automatically enrolled to the. This is actually partly what peer mentoring programme. convinced me to come to Personally this helped me, Lancaster University because because I didn t meet my. other universities didn t have mentor at first I was doing. this kind of support system but fine during the transition. I could see from the offset that from sixth form to university. Kate Rowley Lancaster was a really person However a couple of weeks. students were satisfied overall Recent graduate centred supportive university. A large part of the reason why, in I started to feel homesick. which is a completely normal, National Student Survey 2019 the peer mentoring scheme. is so successful is because, and common occurrence. so I emailed her I wouldn t, it gives every first year the have been able to do this if. chance to talk to someone that enrolment wasn t automatic. has been through everything because she had sent an. you ll be going through email to each of her mentees. whether they had come to, You ll meet your mentor during meet her or not So I got. Welcome Week and you ll have everything off my chest which. the same mentor as eight to ten really helped me to feel better. others that are on your course and in the end I felt more. You all chat as a group in this comfortable and at home. first meeting so by the end of it being at university. you ve already made quite a few, in the UK course friends before classes. have even started, Complete University Guide 2021, For more information please visit www lancaster ac uk psychology. A place to be, Belong Engage Employ BEE, Psychology Example placements Careers Cafes. Advocacy Focus, Employability mental health volunteer. Regular drop ins where you, Programme PEP can seek expert guidance. Making Space on matters such as work, You will be encouraged to Supported Housing experience postgraduate. apply for placements on activity co ordinator study making career. this scheme which has been Alzheimer s Society decisions CVs cover letters. designed to give you the community support and job applications. opportunity to gain relevant volunteer, work experience by applying. for PEP placements alongside, Prison Care and Advice Brain Food. Trust group facilitator Monthly sessions that tackle a. 6 your studies 7, National Autistic Society range of issues such as coping. Some placements will involve, research field worker with exam stress building. working in the community with, Lancaster University confidence and resilience. charities and organisations, research assistant in and balancing work and study. that support vulnerable, neuroimaging programming These sessions are informal. individuals Others will give, and relaxed, you the chance to work as a Lancaster University. research assistant alongside research assistant in. expert researchers in the infant and adult language. psychology labs acquisition, These roles are part time and Lancaster University. fit around your studies This research assistant in. Placement in Lancaster University s BabyLab detecting deception. means that you can apply for, more than one placement Lancaster University. in each year of your degree research assistant in, Your future is important to us The BEE and by taking on different. roles you will get a sense of, infant eye tracking. programme offers a range of activities designed how your future might look. Each placement will provide, to help you engage with opportunities outside of you with experience and. or skills that are valuable to, core teaching and enhance your employability both psychology careers and. more general graduate level, when you leave us Creating a sense of occupations. community is a key part of the programme, For more information please visit www lancaster ac uk psychology. Can you tell us about Outside of furthering my current. employment the training in, your own Psychology TMS has also provided me with. another unique opportunity a, Employability scholarship award and research. Programme PEP grant to conduct my very own, piece of neuropsychological. placement research I can t wait to get, Throughout the summer started on the project. vacation and Year 2 of my, Brandon O Hanlon, 3rd year student. course I assisted in a research, project in the Transcranial. What would you say, Magnetic Stimulation TMS to students thinking. Lab I helped with recruitment, of participants engaging with about applying to. participants in the experiment PEP, and even using the TMS. equipment myself Apply Just do it I can say, without a doubt that I thoroughly. enjoyed my PEP placement, What skills and throughout the year and the. opportunities it has provided, knowledge did me went above and beyond. you gain from the what I had expected and hoped, for when I first applied PEP is. placement all about gaining valuable and, 8 I was trained by experienced insightful experience no matter 9. staff to use Transcranial where you wish to apply it. Magnetic Stimulation TMS, devices on motor cortex, regions of the brain which is. Psychology Alumni incredibly exciting technology, Evening Furthermore I developed. fantastic administrative skills, An annual event in which our and research experience. past students return to talk These helped me to obtain a. about their career progression paid research assistant role. This is a great opportunity for with a collaborative study on. informal networking and to dyslexia and speech perception. using TMS The administrative, hear first hand about how other experience also helped me to. I managed to get a placement as a research assistant students have advanced their secure another paid role as the. in my first year at university using virtual reality careers student administrative assistant. equipment to study perception The academic who for the PEP itself. I work with in the lab is one of the first people I Psychology Connect. met at university when she did a taster lecture on This scheme offers one day. An experience for, my Applicant Visit Day I was really interested in placements for those who can t. the subject and when I saw that work experience commit to undertaking unpaid. was available in the same area I jumped at the voluntary work It s a great. chance I came to university wanting to be a Clinical opportunity to see how your. Psychologist however because of how much I have degree can be applied whilst. expanding your network, enjoyed my placement I would now like to pursue. a career in psychological research Keep your eyes, open for opportunities and get involved. Jess Pepper Psychology graduate now studying for a Masters at Lancaster. For more information please visit www lancaster ac uk psychology. Celine Matibag 3rd year student, A role for, My job as BEE I ve seen students attend It was clear from the start. the Caf s not knowing which that I was a part of something. Ambassador is to help career path to take and really great Helping to. BEE run events for leave feeling so much more organise and run BEE events. confident I myself have not only made me more, Psychology students taken advantage of these open minded to a different. At the Careers Caf s listening to the advice future career path but it also. Cafes Dr Helen given to other students and gave me a front row seat to. asking questions whenever the impact it made on the. Nuttall and Heather it wasn t busy there was no students who needed the. Tomlinson our pressure at all most support It has also. been paid employment that, Careers Consultant The Brain Food lunches are I ve been able to perfectly. answer any questions really relaxed and we just balance alongside my. 10 take turns to talk about our studies A lot of students 11. Psychology students experience in terms of the struggle to juggle academic. may have about their theme and Nikki and Helen work alongside paid work. future careers and give their expertise and as outside employers can. resources to those who be inconsiderate of student. plans whether these attend to help them What s work loads but I haven t had. queries are big or great about the lunches that problem at all I think it s. aside from the free pizza great that the Psychology. small is that we get to hear from Department provides these. older and younger students opportunities to students. and learn from each others and in turn I ve been really. experiences For many of lucky to give the help back. the students that attend it s to other students It s safe to. a reassurance for them to say I hope BEE continues to. know that they re not alone in run for many years to come. struggling with certain things, and students can suggest. future themes to discuss, Transcranial Magentic Stimulation TMS lab. Hello A career for, Studying psychology will equip you with a range of transferable skills. Nicola Cook studied Psychology at Lancaster University. as an undergraduate and went on to complete a Masters in. Psychological Research Methods Nicola now works as a. research assistant for Pearson Clinical Assessment UK. My time studying Psychology, at Lancaster has prepared me. that are valued by employers Our graduates progress on to varied extremely well for my career. I was never sure exactly what, careers within and beyond the field of psychology As you settle in to I wanted to do after university. your degree you ll get a feel for the scope of the subject and from day but within a month of finishing. 12 my MSc I secured a job in 13, one you will be coached on valuable employability skills such as CV London which I love I didn t. writing communicating with confidence and working in a team realise the value of everything. I learnt at Lancaster until I had, left I am now 8 months into my. Skills developed through a Major employers of psychology job and I can see my skills being. psychology degree graduates include put into action I am especially. thankful to my PEP placement, Communication Commercial and industrial companies. and the researchers who I, Literacy Financial organisations worked with at Lancaster for. Problem solving Human resources departments allowing me the opportunity to. Interpersonal skills Local and national government develop these skills Learning. to code in R during stats I currently work as a research. Critical evaluation Marketing companies assistant for Pearson Clinical. my knowledge of research, Information gathering The media methods and ethics experience Assessment UK so I help. Independent working National Health Service of research projects as well develop and standardise. as the customer service skills clinical assessments which are. To pursue a career in professional Police force National Probation. Service and prisons I developed as a Psychology used by psychologists in their. psychology such as clinical educational research They are also used a. and forensic psychology postgraduate Schools sixth form colleges and ambassador have all been. recognised by my colleagues lot by occupational therapists. study is essential A much larger further education institutions SENCOs and speech and. proportion of psychology students and have put me in an advanced. Social services language therapists in their work, choose to pursue other careers whilst position to bring something. unique to the team I will always It s cool because I learnt a lot. still capitalising on the skills and, be grateful for the opportunities about assessments during my. knowledge gained through their degree, that studying at Lancaster degrees and now I m working in. gave me the team that publishes them, Different ways of.