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Meet Forensic Psychology student Laura

Posted by. Leeds Trinity University
Posted on 13 April 2018

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When it comes to finding out what studying Psychology at Leeds Trinity University is really like, the best people to ask are our students.

With this in mind, we'd like to introduce you to Forensic Psychology student, Laura Edmonds. It's fair to say that Laura is making the most of her student experience. Not only is she the Forensic Psychology course representative and the Academic Representative for psychology, sociology and criminology, but she also recently won first place in Leeds Trinity's annual Dragon's Den-style competition.

She received £500 for her business, Building Memories – a series of children's books tackling subjects such as disability, sexuality and death. Laura started writing the series six years ago whilst working in the NHS as part of a Children's Palliative Care team to help children to cope in these situations and to show how resilient they are.

But enough from us. Over to Laura, who shares her experiences of studying Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity.

I'm a mature student and have had the privilege of being the Level 4 and now the Level 5 Forensic Psychology Course Representative. I am also the Academic Representative for psychology, sociology and criminology, and have loved supporting and enhancing the experiences and great journeys that each individual student has had throughout our first year here together. 

I have found all lecturers to be very approachable and supportive, as well as the learning support services and Students' Union as pastoral care is highly important at Leeds Trinity. Even when issues arise, these have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. The university has a small campus, which means it helps to develop independence, as well as offering a close and supportive environment. 

I joined Leeds Trinity as an anxious, 33-year-old mother-of-three, who believed I would either not meet any friends or be too busy to have a good work/family life balance. This fear was quickly eradicated as the diverse mix of students and staff around campus make student life highly enjoyable. And thanks to the support you can access to develop your time-management skills for studying, as well as simple things like having staff available to show you easier ways to search the library catalogues and the huge variety of resources available, learning has become learning and not just searching endlessly.

Societies and clubs are hugely varied and the opportunities you have to start new ones or positively influence the ones already running enables you develop your skills within great social networks. With the great facilities available for sports, socialising, religious enhancement, placements and job opportunities (the University's contacts seem endless!) and lots of options to get out and about, Leeds Trinity provides the best overall university experience by far! 

Learn more about your Psychology options with Leeds Trinity