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Salina Iten, BSc (Hons) Psychology

Salina Iten

"All my lecturers have been really good, are great at teaching the material and show willingness to support students beyond expectations."

Placement company
Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Why I chose Surrey

I chose to study psychology because learning about and engaging in diverse theories, trying to clarify the underlying mechanisms within the human functioning, fascinates me.

I chose to come to Surrey because of the opportunity to complete a placement, as well as its great reputation and the campus setting. I attended an open day, which made me choose Surrey as my first option because of its friendly and homely vibe and the enticing research opportunities they demonstrated. 

My course

My BSc (Hons) Psychology course has a great diversity of modules that allows you to build lots of transferable skills, that can be applied to so many careers and fields.

All my lecturers have been really good, are great at teaching the material and show willingness to support students beyond expectations. My dissertation tutor especially has been extremely supporting, encouraging and helpful. 

"The highlight of my placement was gaining independence by applying and developing the transferable skills I learnt and being able to develop myself both personally and professionally."

My placement

I completed a Professional Training placement at Vestas Wind Systems A/S. I worked in the training and development department and was implementing certified safety and technical training standards globally as well as developing new ones along with senior experts within the field.

The highlight of my placement was gaining independence by applying and developing the transferable skills I learnt and being able to develop myself both personally and professionally. It also enabled me to explore a career field I had no prior experience in, this helped to guide my future career aspirations. 

I think placement is the best thing you can do, as it really lets you explore a field of work and engage in a professional environment and develop yourself to better prepare yourself for working after completing your degree.

My life at Surrey

I lived in University accommodation in my first year and now in my final year. It's really convenient, comfortable and a great balance between personal space and ability to interact with others.

I have also been part of Surrey Dance Squad throughout my degree and was part of the committee in my second year. I could not imagine university life without it, as especially in my first two years of my degree it really defined my university life, enabled great opportunities to meet like-minded people and to participate in amazing competitions and socials. I strongly encourage anyone joining the University to join a society, as it is really great fun.

 

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