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Imogen Fry BSc Education and Psychology

3rd year student

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Hi, I'm Imogen Fry and I’m studying BSc Education & Psychology.

I have a fantastic tutor who has supported me throughout my degree. I had the opportunity to take part in a variety of research projects and I’m now a named author on a published research paper!

Why did you choose to study at Southampton? What attracted you to the University of Southampton?

Southampton always stood out to me as they have such a well-renowned research-led psychology department. I certainly felt part of this throughout my undergrad with the opportunities to take part in a variety of research projects.

What is it like studying here?

I really enjoy the Campus, the Hartley library and many other hidden study spots within buildings which I could use to get my work done. I love the green spaces on campus which change beautifully with the seasons and give me a sense of calm walking to and from buildings.

Being a student who continued to live at home and commute into uni, I already knew Southampton as a city very well, but it didn’t take long to feel just as at home on campus.

How do you rate the study facilities at the University?

Having the chance to be part of research in order to gain credits for my course was always fascinating. I’ve had a salt-water EEG, looked out for snakes in the wild in VR research, and got lost in a virtual maze for a Spatial navigation ability study.

My experience in being a Voluntary research assistant in my 2nd year was so valuable.

This opened my eyes to the extensive research going in partnership with the University. I had the chance to be part of a professional team, assist with recruitment and data collection. I’m even a named author on the published research paper now!

What are you most proud of from your time at Southampton so far?

I am forever grateful that Southampton provided me with the opportunity to take a Year in Employment. It has allowed me to experience the career I am working towards as an undergraduate. My year in employment has confirmed that I am studying towards a career that I find rewarding, engaging and never dull!

What do you think you have gained from your studies that you wouldn’t have developed without them?

My studies have equipped me with a variety of academic skills which I believe will carry me through any postgraduate studies I decide to do.

My degree at Southampton has provided me with a foundation of knowledge to build upon as I work towards my career in mental health.

What will you do with your degree/research after you have finished your studies?

During both my degree and year in employment I have been continuously inspired by the professionals around me! After hearing the many different routes people have taken to enter clinical psychology, no two are the same. I look forward to taking part in and perhaps leading research projects within mental health settings in the future.

My experiences so far have left me feeling confident in my academic abilities and further sparked my interest in postgraduate studies to develop my research skills.

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