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CMD A-level students Given Access to School of Science at Bangor University

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Psychology A- Level students were recently given access to Bangor University’s renowned School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, after successfully completing a week’s work placement.

The whirlwind week included an itinerary comprising a wide range of bespoke activities: including a variety of lectures, laboratory tours, seminars and tutorials - all designed to give each college student an insight into the experience of being a university student at Bangor.

Leah Rowlands and Hana Evans, who are A-level students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus, thoroughly enjoyed their experiences.

Leah Rowlands said: “The week of work experience at Bangor University has further developed my understanding of the vast field of psychology. The eye-opening lab tour provided by Professor Debbie Mills gave a true insight into how student life is at Bangor: hands-on, challenging, and unique.

“Practical activities such as Dr Kami Koldewyn’s lecture on ‘what the eyes tell us about the brain’ captured every student's full attention, as we were given the opportunity to use the newly-developed technology ourselves, thus gaining a greater understanding of how the brain reacts to different stimuli.”

“This was linked to a consumer psychology lecture given by Delyth Kerr, showing how marketing techniques are used, after lengthy research on how the brain takes in and reacts to different information. This was especially interesting to me as I’m seeking to specialise in consumer psychology in my future career. I feel very grateful for the opportunity to have partaken in the work experience week at Bangor, and am very thankful to the staff, especially Dr Emma Hughes-Parry, who made this experience easy and enjoyable”.

Hana Evans concluded: “The week was full of lectures, seminars and interesting activities, and included tours of the campus and laboratories. We had insights into the fields of counselling, clinical psychology and consumer psychology, and also studied the effects of recreational drugs on the brain. It was an overall experience that showcased many different psychology career paths and also provided an insight into the life of a psychology student in Bangor.”

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