We spoke to Shazia to find out what she enjoys about studying BSc Psychology at Queen Mary and how she has found mixed-mode education
I chose Queen Mary as it is the most diverse Russell Group University and it is one of the few universities that teach Psychology from a heavily scientific perspective.
I loved how the psychology course at Queen Mary is scientifically orientated, unliked other universities which focus on humanities. This quality drew me towards QMUL as my desired career in to become a neuropsychologist.
A lot of the teaching involves high levels of engagement with the students, this interactive aspect helps when consolidating the content. The lecturers are passionate about what they teach which make the lessons enjoyable. The course content is interesting and relatable to everyday life; the research presented in the lecturers are mainly up-to-date and it’s interesting to apply the effects of COVID to different psychological concepts.
The Lecture theatre facilities have been great, and it’s been lovely to meet other members on my course in person. The socialisation has really had a positive impact on my university experience, which I missed out on last year due to COVID. I’m thankful that the education is in MME (mixed mode education). It allows students to attend lectures as well as be more flexible with our time.
I really enjoy the friendly environment on the Mile End campus and the ‘study buzz’ when working independently in the library or in other communal areas.
Yes, I have shown my CV and applications when applying for internships and received valuable advice on how to make my application stronger. The advice I received was beneficial and helped me secure internships throughout the year.
My favorite things at Queen Mary have been the type of people at the university - My peers and staff are so friendly and helpful. It is also very diverse (the most diverse Russell Group University).
My biggest highlight of the course has been meeting lecturers and peers in real life, it makes the student experience more unique and real. I really appreciate being able to attend lectures in person with my friends, but also having the facility to attend online if I’m feeling unwell. I also like how the university push their students to do their best in every assignment i.e., a 1st is the goal for everyone to try and reach.
If you’re looking for a course that delves into the unique complexities of human/non-human behaviour with a diverse range of peers and teaching styles, then psychology at Queen Mary is the right place for you.
I am a member of a few societies including the Islamic Society (ISOC), Book club, and the Psychology society. Joining societies is a great way to increase your friendship group and meet a range of people from different years/courses with similar interests!
I work part-time in a retail store and during the summer I had found paid internships on Queen Mary’s careers hub.
After I graduate, I plan on completing a Master's in neuropsychology.
It’s important to get as involved with the university as much as you can to maximise your experience. I feel like I belong here at Queen Mary and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.
Exciting, Sociable, Intense and Refreshing