Psychological Sciences


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HIV: Past, present, and future

by Dr Rachel Sumner World AIDS Day is marked on the 1st December each year, and has been since 1988. We’ve come a long way since then in improving outcomes for those with HIV, but to date there…

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Health & Wellbeing: Men’s Health Month

by Dr Kerry Hughes November is Men’s Health Awareness Month. Men die, on average, six years earlier than women. You can probably think of some of the more obvious causes, but remember that health is not all about…

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Second Languages: Brains and Brexit

by Dr Rachel Sumner – @Dr_Sumner A recent tweet from Erasmus+ showed a breakdown of the percentage of people aged 15-30 who could read and write in a second language. It made for grim reading. Of our European…

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What I wish we’d known about university before we started

by Chloe Pike   I started at the University of Gloucestershire 12 months ago on the Criminology and Psychology undergraduate course. There are several things in which I wish we knew before I had started that would have…

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TIPS FROM A LATE STARTER

By. S. Lemon I am a ‘mature’ student aged 47 about to embark on my third year reading a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree at the University of Gloucestershire. My original understanding of a mature student was pretty egocentric…

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Field Trip to Finland

This Easter saw our first international field trip to Finland, with an intrepid group of second year students. Our goal was to further investigate ideas introduced in the first year about the relationship between society, everyday psychology, and…

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Thinking about a PhD??? Over 53 Funded PhD Opportunities available today via jobs.ac.uk

Thinking about a PhD either now or in the future? Then go to jobs.ac.uk and look at the range of fully funded PhD studentships on offer. Some of them are very specific such as one offered by Swansea…

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What is an Assessment Centre, and why should we care?

by Julie Collins & Josie Truscott Undergraduate students in the School of Natural and Social Sciences were offered a unique opportunity to experience an authentic developmental assessment centre as part of the Ambitions Conference to support their career…

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Too much information

Did you know that the new ten pound note incorporates horse hair to stop it creasing?  No?  Well that might be because, as far as I know it’s untrue.  But I can still type that and anything else…

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Scams, shams, and people with fruit in their names.

By Dr Rachel Sumner As a psychoneuroimmunologist, I often find people looking very impressed when I say what I do. I’m sure some part of this is because it’s quite the mouthful, but another part is usually because…

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