Student Profiles


Psychology (C800) Graduate, 2018.

"I am employed by the Local Health Board to plan and commission substance misuse services and I was accepted to undertake a BSc in Psychology at Aberystwyth University.  As I was working full time I studied on a part-time basis over several years.  During this time I gained not only knowledge about my chosen subject but also skills that I have found extremely useful such as a better and more detailed understanding about data and statistics and an improvement of my own skills in research and presenting information.  My dissertation topic was directly related to my work and was accepted as evidence in a regional substance misuse commissioning strategy which will be used to determine a direction of funding over a period of 3-5 years."


Psychology, with integrated year in industry (WF7F). Currently on placement.

"My Year-in-Industry placement is with Bedfordshire Police in the Continuous Improvement Department. My project work exposed me to areas across the force, completing attachments with different departments to learn more about what they do. This first-hand experience of working in the Police has been an incredible learning experience, supporting me to improve and develop skills to help after university, and has encouraged me to think more about what interests me and what I would like to do in the future."


Psychology, with integrated year studying abroad (N1FW). Graduating July 2019.

"At the University of Bergen in Western Norway, I was able to experience and immerse myself in a different culture and educational environment; enriching both my academic and personal life skills by providing me with an entirely unique and life-changing opportunity in an exciting and beautiful country."


Psychology (C800) Graduate, 2017.

“After graduating I started to work as an assistant psychologist for a Clinical Psychologist in a private practice; this role gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in research, and in particular psychometric testing, and observe different therapeutic approaches. After this internship, I worked as an assistant Psychologist for an IAPT service, with CBT practitioners and Counselling Psychologists. I learnt about the importance of clinical assessments and the effectiveness of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) in reducing trauma. In September 2018, I started my Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regents University and work as a trainee practitioner with clients recovering from alcohol and drugs addiction, at Edgware Community Hospital, London.”


Psychology (C800) Graduate, 2017.

"I studied Psychology BSc at Aberystwyth University and I loved every second of it. It is a great University, the teaching quality is at a very high standard and the lecturers enjoy teaching their modules. I also had help with finding a good volunteering experience which gave me a great start when looking for a job. After I graduated, I went straight into doing my master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology, where I graduated with a distinction. Now I am working as a full-time support worker helping people to acquire new skills which will allow them to be more independent and live their life with dignity. Also, I have a part-time job as a psychology lecturer in a Japanese centre preparing Japanese students for university. My experience in Aberystwyth has definitely prepared me for my further education and career by giving me all the knowledge and practical skills that I needed."


Psychology (C800) Graduate, 2017.

Melisa Basol graduated with a BSc in Psychology from Aberystwyth University in July 2017 before going to Cambridge University to study for an MPhil. She started her PhD in Psychology at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in autumn 2018.

Melisa is one of 92 students who has taken up their scholarship after being selected from a total pool of 5,798 applicants. The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are award to the most academically exceptional and socially committed people from across the globe and is recognised as the University of Cambridge's most prestigious international postgraduate scholarship.

Melisa said: “I feel very honoured to be entering a community of like-minded and ambitious individuals who are determined to make an impact. And whilst this fund is incredibly prestigious and generous, I am aware that this would have not been possible without the trust and unconditional support of my department at Aber.  My accomplishments are a mere reflection of the guidance and encouragement I have received throughout my undergraduate degree and beyond.”