the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Psychology Students Head to University
12 July 2013
On Tuesday 18 June, twelve AS Level Psychology students were invited to the School of Psychology at Birmingham University.
During the visit, the students had the opportunity to engage in a series of talks from university staff members who specialised in clinical, developmental, forensic and neuro-imaging areas of Psychology.
As Year 12 student Alexandra Southern explains, "The Clinical Psychologist talked to us about her research into learning difficulties suffered by children with Down's Syndrome. The research was exploring the explanation that the bad behaviour exhibited by some of these children was not under their control." The students also received a talk from a newly qualified Educational Psychologist who scared all the students with the knowledge that it had taken him eight years from the start of his undergraduate degree to get qualified! He is now working with children diagnosed with Dyspraxia and Dyslexia.
To round the visit off, an Organisational Psychologist delivered her talk via video link from Australia. Many of the students came back enthused about the possibility of studying and specialising in one of the many fascinating areas of psychology.