This post is from Anne Pearson, Lecturer in Psychology at Salford. Anne is the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling. Below she reflects on our most recent Open Day and offers some advice to prospective students about what to include in their personal statements when applying for courses.
“Our recent Open Day attracted visitors from as far away as Cornwall to see and hear about the opportunities Psychology at Salford offers undergraduates. As admissions tutor I gave a presentation to prospective students and their families about the details of our Psychology programmes at Salford (please see Salford’s Coursefinder for further details), as well as tips on what to include in a winning personal statement for university applications. Naturally enthusiasm for Psychology is important and it’s important for applicants to demonstrate this by writing about things they have done which show their commitment to the subject, whether it’s through reading about or utilising psychological concepts. Visitors also toured our facilities and participated in a Stroop experiment hosted by Dr Catherine Thompson in the Psychology computer suite.
If you haven’t been to see us and would like to, please get in touch (contact details here). For sixth forms in the Greater Manchester area we are also happy to arrange bespoke visits for groups of students wanted to study for a degree on our single and joint honours Psychology programmes. We look forward to meeting you!”