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Millie Sullivan

Millie has always been passionate about psychology - she aspires to work as a child counsellor or educational psychologist.

Millie Sullivan

BSc (Hons) Psychology

'I definitely think that this course will help me achieve my career ambitions.'

Why did you choose to study psychology?

Psychology has always been a passion of mine and I want to pursue a career in this field, working with children and young people. This industry is really competitive, so it was essential for me to get a degree to give myself a better chance of getting the job I want.

Why Teesside University?

I live close by to the University in Middlesbrough, so I had already heard about Teesside and had friends who had studied there. I had been told how exceptional the psychology department was, and when I visited on open days and got to see the facilities for myself, I felt sure Teesside was the place for me.

What do you enjoy about your course?

The best thing about my course is that I have met like-minded people from a range of backgrounds, who enjoy learning about the same things as I do. I have made some close, long-lasting friendships. I also enjoy the fact that we get to participate in lots of studies throughout the year – this is a fun way to see the different ways of carrying out experiments.

My favourite module from first year was Core Areas of Psychology. We explored multiple theories of psychology, including developmental, social, cognitive and individual differences. This year I also find Forensic Psychology really interesting – we explore the mind of a criminal.

What do you think about the campus and services offered?

The Students’ Union has a high standard of food throughout the day at reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend this as a place to eat on campus. The library is an ideal place to study as there are less distractions than if I was working at home. There are plenty of resources in the library for research and studying, including computers, printers, books, journals and quiet areas. There’s also a café within the library if you want to take a break from studying.

What has your social life been like?

I’ve made some lovely new friends at university who I socialise with outside of classes. We go on nights out and go out for food – there are lots of places to eat in the centre of town, and many new cocktail bars that have good deals for students.

Would you recommend Teesside University and your course to others?

I would definitely recommend Teesside. It provides great opportunities for everybody and you get to meet lots of different people. Teesside has a warm, welcoming feel and it’s made studying for my degree a lot less stressful.

It’s a tough field to get into, but I hope to one day work as a child counsellor or educational psychologist. This course covers a range of subjects so I could have a career in a variety of areas. I definitely think that this course will help me achieve my career ambitions.