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Psychology Online Open Day

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We have dedicated channels for each of our subject areas, as well as for any other questions you have about student life.

Staff and students are online to answer your questions about studying Psychology at Lancaster University.

Welcome to Psychology

Professor Kate Cain, the Head of Department, and other academics welcome you to the Psychology online open day.

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Meet our students

Our students talk about their experience of starting Psychology at Lancaster University and how it differed from school or college.

Where is Psychology on campus?

You will study Psychology in the Fylde Building in the southern half of the campus, situated just five minutes walk from the centre of campus, where you can access shops, cafes, study spaces and the Library.

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Courses

Brandon O'Hanlon

An experience for Brandon

Can you tell us about your own Psychology Employment Programme (PEP) placement?
Throughout the summer vacation and Year 2 of my course, I assisted in a research project in the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Lab. I helped with the recruitment of participants, engaging with participants in the experiment and even using the TMS equipment myself!

What skills and knowledge did you gain from the placement?
I was trained by experienced staff to use TMS devices on motor cortex regions of the brain, which is incredibly exciting technology! I developed administrative skills and research experience. These helped me to obtain a paid research assistant role with a collaborative study on dyslexia and speech perception. The training has also provided me with another unique opportunity - a scholarship award and research grant to conduct my very own piece of neuropsychological research. I can't wait to get started!

What would you say to students thinking about applying to PEP?
Just do it! I can say without a doubt that I thoroughly enjoyed my PEP placement throughout the year, and the opportunities it has provided me went above and beyond what I had expected and hoped for. PEP is all about gaining valuable and insightful experience, no matter where you wish to apply it.

Brandon O'Hanlon

What to do next

Thank you for visiting the Psychology online open day. If you wish to know more, please get in touch.

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