The University of Southampton
Psychology

Alumni

When you graduate from Psychology you will become part of the University’s global community of over 183,000 alumni .

As a former student you will be able to take advantage of a range of benefits, services and events.

Wherever you are in the world we would love you to stay in touch with us, and with your fellow alumni from Psychology and across the University.

Alumni reunion

The University holds an alumni reunion event every year. This is your opportunity to come back to Southampton, take a trip down memory lane with your friends and experience first-hand everything that makes the University what it is today. We would be delighted to see our Psychology alumni and hear your stories.

Supporting our current students

Our Psychology alumni have been a great help to our current students. Every year we run a careers panel session to help students learn about possible careers with a Psychology degree. Psychology alumni also host work experience placements for our current students as part of our summer voluntary placement scheme. We are very grateful to those who support these activities. If you are willing to offer your time to help with these types of activities, please get in touch.

Linking up with others

Find out more about our worldwide community. Seek out old friends or develop your professional contacts.

Worth knowing

The University has branches and groups in 173 countries.

The alumni network is a special way of sharing career experience and developing professional contacts.

Where are they now?

Find out what our alumni have to say about their time at Southampton and what they are doing now.

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I feel sure that the consistently high quality training and research opportunities have served to springboard my career at a much faster rate. I am proud to be Alumni at the University of Southampton.
Elle Boag - BSc Psychology, MSc Research Methods Psychology, PhD Psychology
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Whilst academic attainment is important, I would advise students to look beyond academic skills and acquire relevant work experience.
Thomas Bonser - BSc (Hons) Psychology
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My time in Psychology taught me how to think in a scientific way, how to get to the root of a problem, how to conduct research and how to interpret results in a meaningful way.
Katherine Cornes - BSc Psychology, MSc Research Methods, PhD Cognitive Psychology
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Work hard, but not so hard as to disrupt family life. Network widely.
Robert Edenborough - BSc Psychology
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My studies at Southampton have enabled me to develop skills in a whole host of areas, given me confidence in implementing these skills, and taught me to multi-task—essential in an academic job!
Erica Hepper - BSc Psychology, MSc Research Methods in Psychology, PhD in Psychology
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Since graduating I have progressed to the role of Associate Director and am now responsible for the primary care taking therapy services in Southampton and Dorset.
Colin Hicks - BSc Psychology
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As a Student ambassador I worked closely with first year students during induction and freshers’ weeks helping them with their first weeks of university.
Daisy Hooper - BSc Psychology
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The undergraduate degree at Southampton was an eye-opener in terms of how the scientific approach was applied to the complex issues of human experience.
Nick Maguire - BSc Psychology, DClinPsych
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Studying at Southampton was a great experience with good lecturers being informed by their own state-of-the art research.
Matt Owens - MSc Research Methods and PhD
Photo of Sharon Pettit
Work hard, enjoy the learning journey, and to remember that it is likely to be an investment for your future career.
Sharon Pettit - BSc Psychology, DClinPsych, PG Diploma in CBT
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I participated in the Volunteer Research Assistant (VRA) scheme, which was great to get involved in, and I think that gave me the confidence to apply for the role which I’m now getting publications with. It was also a great opportunity to see more about the lifespan of a research project as a whole; not just the essay side of things.
Greg Simmonds - BSc Psychology

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