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Recent graduate Laurie Hannigan won the 2011 Psychology Network Student Essay Award

Published: 1 December 2011

Recent Psychology graduate explains how his studies were more varied and rewarding than he initially expected.

Many congratulations to Laurie for winning this prestigious price.
His essay on ‘how does the reality of studying psychology at higher education level match your initial expectation’ was published in the September issue of the BPS’ monthly newsletter ‘The Psychologist’ . In the essay Laurie reflects on studying psychology at Southampton University. He describes how his initial expectations were surpassed by a more varied and fulfilling experience, that he acquired many transferrable skills, and, importantly, how he ‘learned a new style of thinking’, specifically appraising information critically.

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