After school I went to Sixth Form and struggled with the lack of support. Still wishing to progress with my education and go to university, I was fortunate enough to find a Level 0 Course in Psychology, with the course being provided at Shiney Row College by the University of Sunderland.
After feeling lost in the education system, I was made to feel welcome and put at ease straight away. Even though the course was held at Shiney Row College I felt part of the University from day one.
Having successfully passed the course, I went on to study Psychology at St Peter's Campus.
The staff are very supportive and very approachable; they always try to keep everyone engaged with interesting subjects to appeal to everyone. I find statistics challenging but the staff are always on hand to help students with any queries or extra help.
The facilities are fantastic with several libraries, one of which is open 24 hours a day. The Psychology department have invested time and money into an activity room called the Sandbox, which is only available for Psychology students where we can relax and study."