We have watched many intelligent students pass through our doors and this page is dedicated to showcasing some of their incredible work.
First Year Research Project
As part of the Research Methods modules, students are required to collect and analyse data on a topic related to psychology, then write up their results in a research report. Click here to view an example of a Year 1 Semester 1 Research Report.
This first-year module provides students with an insight into how psychological theory can be applied in real-world contexts. For the coursework essay students choose their own example of how psychology has been applied. Click here to see an example of a student essay from this module.
Aspects of Clinical Psychology
This is a compulsory second year module that introduces students to psychopathology by systematically examining the history, classification, causes and treatment of psychological disorders. The module is assessed by a coursework essay and an exam. Click here to see an example of a student essay from this module.
Brain Development and Degeneration
This optional third year module examines the relationship between biological factors and the brain across the life span, as illustrated by neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. As part of the module assessment students have to create a written or video blog that addresses an issue relating to a disorder of their choice. Here are some examples of their work:
- Breaking the stigma or lighting the fire? Attitudes towards disability and the role of the media
- Sally Phillips: I’m happy you’re happy, but you’ve made me really cross
- An ethical review of deep brain stimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
- Will more frequent use of NIPT lead to increased terminations of Down Syndrome?
This optional third year module gives students a broad overview of the connections between psychology, criminal offending behaviours and the criminal justice system. Click here to see an example of the written coursework assessment for this module.
Born to Run: Achieve your Goal
This optional third year module is a real-world application of goal-directed psychology that takes students through a specific training programme for running a marathon. The purpose of this is to understand the potential within us all to achieve seemingly unattainable long-term goals through the application of positive and motivational psychology. Whilst specifically focussing on the challenge of running a marathon, the skills and principles learned can be applied to any situation in life. Fundamentally, this module is about learning to be successful and resilient in setting and achieving goals in a challenging and unpredictable world. As part of the module assessment, students create weekly reflective blogs.
Here are some examples:
- 2016/17 Jess Howard: My Journey to the Marathon and Beyond
- 2017/18 Kate Longshaw: Meeting my Marathon
- 2018/19 Becky Lesley: Becky’s Marathon Journey
All students complete a dissertation based on a research project that is carried out during their third year. This provides students with first-hand experience of conducting psychological research on a topic of their choice. Click here to see an example of a third-year dissertation project.
Year Three Conference
The very last thing that Year Three students do as part of their Psychology Degree is attend the Psychology Year Three Conference. This conference takes place over two days and is an opportunity for Year Three students to present their recent research findings.
Students present their findings to small groups of their peers, to PhD students and to members of the academic staff. The sessions are run formally to simulate an academic conference experience; each session is chaired and questions are put to the speaker. This provides an opportunity for our students to reflect on their degree and their time at Bangor, before they move on to the next stage of their lives. Both staff and students attend the event and the atmosphere is always brilliant.
In previous years, students have also created posters to explain their research projects. Here are two examples:
- Annie Pye, Panagiotis Dimitriou & Paloma Mari-Beffa's poster
- Louise Jenkins and Tracey Lloyd's poster