Robyn Ashfield proved a trail-blazer for the Psychology department, the first student to study abroad via the Erasmus+ programme. Her spell at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania has inspired others to follow suit, and she made an impact during her studies in Eastern Europe with her fundraising efforts for the Autistic Society and Stroke Association.
She has also spent a summer volunteering in Ghana, assisting doctors and nurses at a mental health unit and volunteered at a domestic abuse charity in Blackburn (the WISH Centre).
“Studying in Lithuania was one of my best experiences. I made friends with people from all over the world, raised money for various charities, lived in and visited beautiful and interesting places, as well as having the opportunity to study Psychology under a totally different teaching approach.”