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What’s it like at Warwick Uni? Louise Boeckmans, Psychology

Louise Boeckmans, Psychology

Published August 2014

“Learning about neurological disorders including agnosia, blindsight and prosopagnosia…” Psychology student Louise describes her favourite modules from the course at Warwick, along with her top moments from two years at university.

Psychology discussion groupsName: Louise Boeckmans
Degree: Psychology (Hons) BSc
Home town: Leamington Spa
A-levels studied: Maths, Chemistry and Psychology, AS – Physics and Further Maths

Where were you before you came to Warwick?

State School – North Leamington School

How long have you been at Warwick?

Two years

How did you apply to Warwick?

Through UCAS, after the Open day.

What’s it like to study at Warwick?

Hard work but lots of fun. I’m glad I came here.

What was it like going from studying at A-level to studying for a degree?

Difficult, they are very different. Once you have settled and found your own way of dealing with the work, then it is fine.

Why Warwick?

It was mainly the open day. I really liked my open day tour and loved it when they were playing music over at the piazza.

Once you have settled and found your own way of dealing with the work, the switch from A-level to first year is fine.

What have you found most challenging?

The workload. Especially around revision time during term 3. You have to figure out that you cannot learn everything.

What were your favourite memories of the past year?

Having a fake Christmas day with my flatmates.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this year?

This is a difficult one. I really liked my module “Perception, Planning and Action”. In this module I learned about some neurological disorders including agnosia, blindsight and prosopagnosia. I found them all very interesting.

I love the Piazza because that’s where everyone sits in the sunshine and it is the central spot on campus...

Any low points?

Not really. Everyone gets stressed out during Term 3 when you have lots of revision and exams so that wasn’t a highlight of the year. But once exams are over, (hopefully) it will all be worth it.

What do you plan to do once you’ve completed your degree?

I will try and get an assistant psychology job.

What do you do when you’re not studying?

I am part of Pick and Mix sports where we try a new sport each week. So far this year I have tried netball, American football, tap, football, lacrosse, and aerobics.

Who have you met whilst you’re here?

I have made lots of friends, and met lots of academics. I also went and saw a lecture by Oliver Sacks.

What’s your favourite spot on campus?

The Piazza because that’s where everyone sits in the sunshine and it is the central spot on campus.