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Jenny Murphy

Psychology BSc (Hons)
Jennifer Murphy studies Economics at CIty

Jenny was awarded a biomedical vacation scholarship between her second and third year, enabling her to work as a Research Assistant for the department

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

After attending the undergraduate open day in 2012 I knew I wanted to study at City. Not only is the institution well located, the BSc Psychology course at City has a fantastic reputation - a reputation it defiantly lives up to!

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The lecturers at City are the best thing about the BSc Psychology course.  It is wonderful to learn from people who are enthusiastic about what they teach and go over and above to help you achieve your best. I am eternally grateful to Dr Richard Cook and Dr Lauren Knott for their invaluable help and guidance that has enabled me to achieve more than I ever expected I was capable of.

What has been your favourite module and why?

It is difficult to pick a favourite module as I genuinely have enjoyed them all! However, I would say that Cognitive psychology has been my favourite module so far. I find memory research endlessly fascinating and really enjoyed learning how surprisingly inaccurate our memories can be.   

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

With the help of my personal tutor, Dr Richard Cook, I was awarded a biomedical vacation scholarship from the Wellcome trust in 2014. During the scholarship I worked with Dr Richard Cook & Dr Abby Ipser at the University conducting a research project into face learning. This experience gave me a realistic insight into research practices, whilst equipping me with key skills for both academic success and my future career.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

After graduation I plan to complete a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and eventually a PhD. I very much hope to remain involved in research at City in the future.