Emma Openshaw

BSc (Hons) Psychology

During my course I decided to undertake the role of a student blogger as it is something that not only suits my love of technology and writing, but also appealed because I enjoy helping people.”

“I knew Edge Hill University was the right place for me to study psychology after I had visited an open day. I think it is only when you visit a university that you get a real feel for the campus, discover what being a student there would be like and decide whether this this is somewhere you want to spend the next three years of your life.

The open day also provided a great opportunity to speak to tutors and it was by doing this I discovered just how enthusiastic and approachable they really are.

During my course I decided to undertake the role of a student blogger as it is something that not only suits my love of technology and writing, but also appealed because I enjoy helping people. I am always answering queries from my fellow Psychology students, so the role seemed perfect for me. I tend to blog about what it’s like being a student here, where is good to eat out in Ormskirk, where you can find help on campus and about all the events that take place; an eclectic mix really.

I feel that the tutors and the staff in the Psychology Department are doing all they can to ensure I graduate with the best degree possible, so I have no doubt that being a student at Edge Hill will help me to realise my ambitions. As well as this, the careers service are always there to check my CV and offer advice about careers within the graduate job market.

Once I graduate I would like to go into either research, which is something I’ve developed an interest in since volunteering over the summer, or stay in education and study a Masters degree. I am keeping my options open for now and see how I feel at the end of the course.

I’m so glad I decided to study here as I enjoy my course, have made some great friends and am in the process of achieving the dream I have had since I was eleven, which is gaining a degree.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Read Emma’s blog here.