15/12/2020

Advice for Psychology Students Looking to Enjoy Self-Improvement

As a student doing a Psychology master’s, it’s important to enjoy continued self-improvement and skills development. The field of psychological study is an evolving one, with new theories, discoveries and practices emerging all the time. In order to improve your practice and enjoy success and reward in the workplace, you must have clear objectives from the beginning.

The MSc Psychology course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed with your career in mind, and our passionate tutors will work with you to establish the right pathway to your dream job. There’s nowhere better to study in this subject either, as we are No.1 for Teaching Quality in Psychology Courses*, and also feature in the Top 50 UK Universities.**

To make the most of your self-improvement journey, students should do the following:

1. Focus on self-reflection
In order to improve your skillset and grow as a person, it’s important to know how to reflect on your own performance. The best practitioners are always aspiring to be better, and this means being able to assess your own strengths and weaknesses.

2. Enjoy personal therapy
One of the best pieces of advice for psychology students is to attend therapy. It’s considered to be a great tool for enhancing your studies, bringing a richer and more immersive learning experience that can be applied to clinical practice.

In fact, personal therapy can help you:
• Learn more about yourself
• Reflect on your work in an honest, objective way
• Develop your empathy for others
• Have better understanding of patient/client feelings
• Realise how theory relates to real-life settings

3. Make the most of your support network
Enrolling at the University of Bolton gives you access to a fantastic Postgraduate community, consisting of the highest calibre of students and professionals. Not only is this the perfect chance to build professional contacts, but it gives you a great support network during your studies. Our students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, adding to your university experience and giving you ample opportunities to develop your confidence.

As well as having a friendly and supportive campus, located just 15 minutes from the dynamic and metropolitan city of Manchester, we have an award-winning Students Services Team to ensure you have the support you need during your studies. We pride ourselves on delivering #UniAsItShouldBe, putting our students, and their needs first. That’s why we’ve been voted No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses for two years running!^

To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, see our master’s in Psychology course page.

* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, North West Region
** The Guardian University League Tables 2021
^ Complete University Guide in 2021 and 2020

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