As part of QEH's Psychology Futures Fair, Emily shared her experiences as a psychology student at university and gave advice to our current Year 12 psychology pupils as well as some students from nearby schools.
The Futures event included a series of classroom talks, and a keynote speech from Professor Scott-Samuel on visual illusions, camouflage and perception.
We asked Emily a few questions about why she chose psychology and what she hopes to go on to do:
I am fascinated by the application of psychological theory to practice and how our external environments influence our physical and mental health. Specifically, I am interested in health behaviours and understanding why we do the things that we do regarding our health.
Where did you study?
I did my GCSEs at Redland High School (July 2017). Then I did my A Levels at QEH (July 2019).
I have recently graduated from the University of Exeter with an undergraduate degree in Psychology (July 2022).
What do you do now?
I am a Masters's Student at the University of Bath studying Health Psychology.
I also work part-time as a Supported Employment Job Coach for SGS College as part of the HOPE Employment Agency.
I hope to gain some more clinical and academic experience in the field of Health Psychology to assist me in completing Stage 2 Training to becoming a registered Health Psychologist.
A big thank you to Emily for coming back to QEH to inspire our pupils and show them a potential career path into psychology. We wish her the best of luck and can't wait to see what she does next!
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