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Course: The first year is very similar to A level, which is unavoidable and standard nationwide as the A level is not a compulsory requirement for the course. The second year is the toughest year, studying the different aspects of psychology before applying them and conducting an independent project in 3rd year. I particularly enjoyed the third year and cannot fault the resources the university and department provide. Uclan (University of Central Lancaster) has a 24 hr (during term time) library and the psychology department is situated in a new building that opened in 2005. I would say the only bad thing about the course is the large number of people that are enrolled on it, meaning sometimes you feel like a name on a list rather than a valued student.
Uni social: Preston is not as large as some other university cities in the UK, however it has a homely and welcoming feel. With a nightclub almost every night of the week offering student deals at sometimes dangerously cheap prices there is always fun to be had somewhere. The uni itself puts on 'Promo' at the award winning 53 degrees union venue which is always popular. The venue also holds gigs on a regular basis and a comedy night every other Friday. University halls are of a good standard and are a great way to meet people.
Written by rachey_7 on 29th Jun 2008