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Chloe Humby BSc Education and Psychology

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Hi, I'm Chloe Humby and I am studying BSc Education and Psychology.

What I am most proud of so far is that I feel I have come out of university so much more confident in myself, my knowledge and my abilities.

Why did you choose to come and study at Southampton?
The combination of the opportunities to cater the course and my university experience to my individual interests, with the support I received from the Access to Southampton program (A2S) was what made the university stand out to me. But what really sold it to me was the campus and the community feeling I got. As I walked around I could imagine myself being here for the next 3 years.

What is it like studying here?
The lovely places around campus like the gardens, cafes and study spaces make studying more manageable and as a student who lives at home and commutes to university, it makes me want to travel to campus to use all the great spaces. A key message about studying here is that ‘you are more than your studies’ so the university has plenty of opportunities for extracurricular and career related activities to help you in the future.

How have you found studying online?
It has definitely been a challenging adjustment with advantages and disadvantages. At first, getting used to this new learning style and working out how to use all the new resources was hard, but it has become easier with the support from staff and peers.

How do you rate the study facilities at the University?
Both the study related and general facilities are fantastic. Whatever you need, whether that’s a book, food or quiet place, there is somewhere to go.

Have you undertaken any work placements, collaborations with industry, internships, studying abroad or volunteering? How have these enhanced your experience?
Throughout my time here I have been a student ambassador, getting involved in a range of events such as open days, college talks and marketing. From these experiences I have developed skills and gained insight into new areas which I wouldn’t find just in my course

What are you most proud of from your time at Southampton so far? (This could be social or academic)
What I am most proud of so far is that I feel I have come out of university so much more confident in myself, my knowledge and my abilities.

What do you think you have gained from your studies that you wouldn’t have developed without them?
I have learnt to take multiple perspectives into consideration when developing ideas and opinions and to be critical when learning new information. I have also learnt so much about the psychology and education field and how they are linked together.

How have the people you have met at Southampton changed your life?
The friends I have made have helped me step out of my comfort zone socially and supported me throughout the hard times in my journey. The lecturers and staff have enabled me to be more confident in my abilities and connect me with those in industry I am interested in

Have you undertaken any extracurricular activities? How have they enhanced your experience?
I have been part of a few different society’s both as a member and in the committee which have been so much fun! And my role as a student ambassador has given me knowledge and skills I wouldn’t have gained before but link very well to me course

What will you do with your degree/research after you have finished your studies?
I aim to use what I have learnt and experienced on my degree to gain some clinical experience related to children’s mental health and progress to further training as an Education Mental Health Practitioner.

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