Graduate profile

Dr Angelos Kassianos

"I chose Surrey as I got the opportunity to combine my PhD with Stage 2 training in health psychology, which wasn't offered by many other universities."

Graduation year
2014

My course

I chose the University of Surrey first of all because of the city - I love Guildford - and because the rankings for psychology were high. I liked that I got the opportunity to combine my PhD with Stage 2 training in health psychology, which wasn't offered by many other universities.

I studied on the MSc Health Psychology course and then completed PhD Health Psychology. The best things were the academic environment and the diversity of the teaching programmes.

My clinical placements

I did placements for my Stage 2 training in health psychology practice and this enabled me to enrich my CV.

"The best things were the academic environment and the diversity of the teaching programmes."

My most memorable moment

I picture the campus were I have spent some of the most amazing moments, both personal and educational, of my academic life.

My career and development

I'm a researcher at UCL in the Department of Applied Health Research. I enjoy collaborating with different people on diverse projects that satisfy my curiosity. When I first did my masters, I knew that I wanted to continue with a PhD and be an academic. The academic environment at Surrey inspired me to work in academia.

My advice

Consider carefully where you want to be in ten years. Plan ahead. Talk to the right people. And just do it!

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