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School of Psychology Postgraduate Study

February 8, 2015


Why I Want All Students To Know I Got A 2.2 On My PPE Degree

Over the last five years I have been studying for a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) with the Open University in my spare time… I don’t have a lot of spare time but, as they were topics that interested me and I was reading books on them anyway, I thought why not get… Read More ›

‘Keeping you safe…’

So here I am in Texas at a conference and, in some down time (ok, waiting for the wine reception to start!) I thought I’d do a little work on my wiki… except I can’t. I logged in with my username and password only to be informed that I was ‘accessing my work from an… Read More ›

Same old problems… New blog

It looks like I’ve been sat here writing lots of things over the last hour but in truth I haven’t – I just can’t find my old blog.  Well, I can find it – it is sat there staring at me – but I can’t get into it to access anything.  I give it my… Read More ›

The plan… The reality

I felt like I had a wondrous idea for part of my PCET course and for my own Psychology course as well… I have to create a wiki for my PCET course assessment so why not create one that provides information for new or potential students on our new Psychology course? It could have information… Read More ›

Time to learn?

When I was a postgraduate student I did a funded ‘1+3’ ESRC research programme. It was a very prestigious thing to win one of these awards, a postgraduate route that built upon the ‘1’, a year-long MRes in research with the ‘3’, a full research PhD. I soon learnt, however, that everyone in academia considered… Read More ›

I’m back!

It has been a busy few months but it is time to get blogging about research again. No fanfare, no fuss – let’s just crack on