Undergraduate Open Week: Why study Psychology in Education at Bristol University?

Undergraduate Open Week 2021 special Q & A | Liv Fowler, Psychology in Education undergraduate student, School of Education, University of Bristol

Hello! Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?

Hi, my name is Liv and I study Psychology in Education at the School of Education, Bristol University,  and when I am not at university I live in Devon with my family.

While being home more this year I decided to train as an immuniser in the NHS to help vaccinate the country against Covid-19 which has been an amazing experience. I love spending time with my nephews Bertie and Hugo and I do have a slight obsession with Bubble Tea!

What course did you choose to study and why?

I chose to study Psychology in Education because I have always had a passion for Psychology; I took it at GCSE and A-Level, so it was a no-brainer when it came to choosing my subject at uni. I specifically chose Educational Psychology because I am interested in how our educational experiences shape us, as well as how we can improve our system so it benefits everyone.

Why did you choose the School of Education, University of Bristol for your studies?

The School of Education seemed like the perfect place for me to continue my studies. I fell in love with the city of Bristol while admiring the Universities approach to research, career opportunities and overall community feel.

What do you hope to do when you’ve completed your degree?

I have come to love education and hope that after finishing my undergraduate degree at Bristol I can continue to look at gaining experience in the field of Psychology or complete a Master’s degree in Sociology or Politics.

What are your career goals long-term?

I would love to explore the idea of doing a Doctorate in Psychology after gaining some more experience. I would also love to do some research into Mental Health Services.

And finally, do you have any advice or tips for people who are thinking about studying Education, and living in Bristol?

My main advice would be fully immerse yourself in University life, take the opportunities that come your way and remember this is only 3/4 years of your life, so enjoy it and make lots of memories.

Thank you Liv, and the SoE wishes you every success with your studies and your future career!

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