Name and course:
Yasmin Webb, BSc Psychology
Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Coventry and Warwickshire MIND
Honorary Assistant Psychologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Why did you choose to study at Aston?
Because of its great placement opportunities.
How did the quality of teaching and student support enhance your time at Aston?
The quality of teaching at Aston allowed me to develop as a person and an academic. It encouraged me to spark my interests, and gain extra-curricular experience by attending seminars, events and take part in research.
What was the highlight of your time at Aston?
My placement year.
How do you feel your placement prepared you for your future career?
My placement prepared me for my future career as it gave me insight to where I wanted my future career to go, and also, give me the experience for my application to stand out when applying to competitive graduate positions.
What was the highlight of your placement experience?
The highlight of my placement experience was to actively be involved in the career that I wanted to pursue and to gain experience in the field ahead of applying for a graduate position.
Were you involved in any student societies or extra-curricular activities?
I was involved with the Netball team in my first year, this was great to meet new people and widen my interests.
How did you find the Aston campus experience?
As Aston campus is small, it really does feel like a little family when you are walking around it. Everybody is so friendly, and you are always waving and saying hello to somebody, flatmate, course mate, friend or friend of a friend!
What was the best thing about being a student in Birmingham?
The best thing about being a student in Birmingham was the city life. Everything was at your doorstep, and there were great network routes out of Birmingham to travel by train. Nothing was ever a challenge, and this made it easy to really submerse yourself into the university culture.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying at Aston?
DO IT! It is a fantastic university and if you engage with a placement year, you will stand out against other graduates when it comes to applying for graduate roles.
What would be your top recommendation to new students on what to do or see in Birmingham?
The NEC is on your doorstep which always has great shows, exhibitions and concerts on!
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a first year student, what would it be?
Join more societies and meet as many people as you can, there’s no harm in widening your social circle!
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