Danielle Barratt

Danielle Barratt

Danielle achieved a First Class Honours in her degree in Psychology BSc (Hons).

She said: “I feel over the moon! It’s an incredible feeling to know that all the hard work has paid off. I have always had an interest in psychology and I loved my university experience, so it was an amazing achievement for me.” 

“My experience of studying during the pandemic was very positive,” she added. “When the pandemic first started and teaching/tutorials moved online I was slightly anxious about how I was going to get enough support as I was in the middle of writing my final year dissertation. However, the staff were extremely helpful. They ensured we had plenty of extra support and were committed to recognising student needs and concerns and dealing with these appropriately. I was able to contact my supervisor and academic tutor and ask questions and discuss ideas just as I would have been able to in person. Overall, despite the fact that studying during the pandemic was slightly overwhelming and more difficult, I felt fully supported by the staff.” 

Danielle, a former Worcester Sixth Form College student, initially chose to study at Worcester because of the University’s student-focussed approach. 

“I felt like it was a very welcoming university,” she said. “They value students as individuals and have many facilities to accommodate our needs.” 

And despite the disruption to all areas of life caused by the pandemic, Danielle has been able to secure a job and begin to formulate a plan for the future. 

“I am keen to return to university to complete a Master’s in health psychology in the future, but my short-term plan is to gain some clinical experience within mental health,” she said. “I am passionate about taking all the knowledge and skills that I have learnt over the course of my degree and applying this in a clinical setting and I am currently just about to start a support worker program in a mental health ward.” 

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