Really helpful Psychology department
(5)·By elsie p·Celtic Studies· Oct 2018
I think most people would say that Bath is an excellent university. I first came here to study for the MSc Health Psychology course. During the placement - which was brilliant! - I got involved with some research at the uni looking into how we communicate pain, so then went on to apply to study a PhD in the Pain Centre. All of the staff I had contact with were excellent and the teaching was great. The placement was a really good opportunity for me to get some experience in a real role and got me onto the next step as well! I'm now studying a PhD here and my supervisors are fantastic; the Psychology department has been so supportive. I've even been lucky enough to get funding from the department to attend conferences in Milan and Argentina. Aside from the excellent teaching, we also have some of the best sports facilities you can get(they were used in the 2012 Olympics). Because it's not a big university and classes are normally small, there is a friendly community here that is easy to get involved in. Obviously, the city itself is great too, really beautiful and a lot to do in the day and at night, plus Bristol is close enough for a big night out and always has lots of events on. There are also plenty of part-time job opportunities for students - the university has a good job website where you can find these. Also, the Psychology staff members have often seen job opportunities in the department and pointed them out to me. My PhD is a funded scholarship that I don't get a stipend for living expenses for, but I have always had a job around campus so haven't had to worry too much about the financial side of things, which makes life much easier!