Personal statement advice: psychology

Impress admissions tutors by getting the tone of your psychology personal statement spot-on. Here are some top tips on how to do so (no reverse psychology required).

Admissions tests

Some universities require you to sit an admissions test as part of the application process – discover the different types of assessment here.

Adult nurse

Adult nurses are expert members of a medical team. They plan and deliver vital treatment for a wide range of patients with different needs and conditions.

Azrah, Level 6 clinical trials specialist degree apprentice

Azrah Bashir is in her second year of a clinical trials specialist degree apprenticeship at HMR London (Hammersmith Medicines Research); a company specialising in phase 1 and early phase 2 clinical trials. At the end of her five-year course she will get a BSc Applied Bioscience degree from the University of Kent.

Cambridge Pre-Us

Facts about Pre-U: who they are for, subjects, what's involved in taking one, and assessment and grades.

Career goals: Doctor

Long hours, intense studying, and the small case of confronting illness and death each day. No wonder medicine has a competitive and demanding reputation.

Career Goals: Playwright/Theatre director

How do you turn a passion for words into a career? London playwright and theatre director Lynette did just that, after finding inspiration from one author while studying English at university.

Children's nurse

Children’s nurses work as part of a supportive and inspiring team to provide young patients and their families with the vital care and compassion they need.


Unsure of what to do with your life or what your next steps are? Use our information on careers, apprenticeships and university to explore what routes are available and which one is right for you.

How do employers view distance learning degrees?

Is a distance learning degree viewed the same way as a degree studied on campus? Do employers recognise them? Find the answers to these common questions and learn about the different skills you can get from distance learning.

How to become a counsellor

Counsellors can make a significant positive impact on people’s lives, and ultimately improve the health and well-being of our society.

Learning disability nurse

Learning disability nurses support people with learning disabilities, developing important relationships with their patients and helping them to lead fulfilling lives.