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Emily talks Psychology

We were excited to welcome Emily back to QEH for our Psychology Futures event in October.
21 Nov 2022
Written by Abi Purvis
OE News
Emily Phillpotts
Emily Phillpotts

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: 

Why psychology?

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.

 

What’s Next?

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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