Thursday, 21 November 2013

Now Recruiting For My Study :)

Hey Guys and Gals.

So I have a massive favour to ask you all, I can now say my study is up and running for my dissertation – YAY! I can now officially confirm the name of my study which is: The Relationship between Tattoos and/or piercings with Risk Taking Behaviours and Decision Making Styles.

If you guys wouldn't mind doing my study that would be great, you don’t have to have tattoos or piercings to do it, all you have to do is follow the link and it is expected to take 15-30 minutes of your time, it is open until the end of January so there is no major rush, but I would be so grateful if you would fill it in for me, if you get a spare few minutes:

If you are not a psychology student it is fine for you to take part in my study , you will be asked to put your personal code- it is important you make up a 4 digit code (either letters or numbers) so you can be identified anonymously if need be. Please take care in reading the information consent forms and the debrief form at the end of the study, and a massive thank you in advance for your participation.

If you are a psychology student then you probably know by now but you can sign up for my study via SONA and use your SONA ID as the personal code.

I’m not going to go into the ins and outs about what my study involves but it is all explained online, and if you have any further questions you can email me on the address provided on the consent forms. I will keep you posted about how it goes and what other uni things I have been up to- ‘cause I have been a busy bee!

Take Care Guys, I hope you are all good!



Monday, 11 November 2013

The Where to go from Here Plan!

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you have all been okay since we last spoke, which was only last week but seems like ages ago already- this year needs to slow down! I only have 6 months left on my programme and it is scaring me so so much, I have kind of come up with a plan for myself for once I finish but it really depends on what happens this year as to whether or not I can follow it. Here it is so far:
  • Pass my course.
  • Don’t Panic or Freak Out!
  • Try very hard to get some voluntary work experience
  • Save up as many pennies as I can.
  • Apply for a counselling Master’s (preferably the one at Greenwich)
  • Hopefully get in and stay at Greenwich for three more years, as to be quite honest I’m not ready to leave yet, as you all know.

So I mean the above isn't impossible, but it also isn't certain, so it is a bit daunting but all big decisions in life are and it’s best just to be as optimistic as you can, if my plan doesn't work out then I will take a year off to work towards getting me on a master’s programme, as I've said before I do need to be on an accredited one in order to allow me to be a counsellor, so I’m keeping them crossed.

But first I need to really focus on my last 6 months as there is a lot of work I still need to do.

So as well as all of the work I have also this year decided to become a student representative for the third year of Psychology with Counselling, thanks to the encouragement of my friend Jack who also became one. The student rep role involves us being a go-between for students and academics, there are three of us for the course altogether. We also voice the thoughts and feelings of the students on the programme to the academics and suggest changes if the students feel there are any which need to be made. So this role is one I am excited about doing and if you guys get the opportunity to put yourselves forward then I would recommend it.

Right guys, that’s all from me today, I need to go and revise and sort out my survey which will soon be posted for my dissertation – der der dern. So if you do read my blogs please keep your eyes peeled for my next one as all the information will be posted there about my project and it will also provide the link to my survey and I may be asking you to help out.

Thanks Guys, take care!