Student Opinions - Psychology
Kit, Psychology BSc student
The course covers a broad range of subjects within psychology.
The tutors are friendly and approachable, so although there is a
focus towards independent learning, help is readily available.
Although non-vocational, the course encourages development of
skills useful to any career, including skill-awareness. The
facilities available are readily accessible and frequently
upgraded, with new software for constructing experiments, and the
utilization of learning rooms in the university’s latest building
development. York itself is a beautiful and vibrant city that
offers plenty of entertainment and culture.
Sally and Marie, Psychology BSc mature students
Having been out of education for some considerable time, the
thought of returning to full-time study as mature students was
daunting for the both of us. However, the size of the lecture
groups and university in general made the transition easier than
expected. Support from the approachable staff, the access to small
group seminars and the personal tutor system have enabled us to
achieve beyond our expectations. In addition, our fellow students
make us feel valued members of the psychology programme.
The course syllabus offers a diverse range of topics,
facilitated by knowledgeable staff, who encourage critical thinking
and growth as an independent student. Most modules enable students
to engage in research as part of a group or at an individual level,
in preparation for potential post-graduate study.
Overall our experience has confirmed that the decision to return
to further education was the right choice.
Elizabeth, Psychology PhD student
So far although my experiences as a PhD student at York St Johns
have been small it has been very welcoming, inclusive and positive.
Besides being introduced to and having conversations with the
Health and Life Sciences faculty Dean, faculty members and the
psychology department staff, I have also been made to feel very
much at home at the University. This is especially so in the
graduate centre where already myself and the rest of the PhD
students, in the little time we have been around each other, have
formed good friendships - creating a relaxed and open atmosphere.
The well designed space facilitates the creation of this
atmosphere. Furthermore, support from staff assisted a smooth
transition process and the continuation of my personal
People really make time for you here, to listen, to help. I very
much feel part of the University’s research community, especially
the postgraduate community. The exposure to so many opportunities
to learn and teach is exciting and motivating – there is just so
many things going on, so much diversity.