UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Khadija Zainab Nabi, BSc Psychology and Language Sciences

"Studying at UCL is a great opportunity as the staff and students are very friendly and welcoming."

Khadija Zainab Nabi, BSc Psychology and Language Sciences

Khadija Zainab Nabi is a first year student studying at UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

1. Why did you choose your degree?

I chose to study Psychology and Language Sciences as the curriculum integrates both psychology and linguistics. The focus on development, neuroscience and health meant that I could gain a greater insight into a range of areas within both of these subjects, allowing me to choose from a wider range of careers or pathways in the future.

2. Why did you apply to study at UCL?

I wanted to study at UCL as the Psychology department had been ranked 2nd worldwide due to the learning and research environment.

3. What do you enjoy most about your degree?

During my first year, I particularly enjoyed a neuroscience module in which I was able to handle and analyse a human brain. This was an amazing opportunity in which I could learn more about the practical side of psychology. During second year, I look forward to working with toddlers and children during a placement for one of my modules. This will benefit me when I need to complete a research project during third year, as I will have already conducted research and written detailed lab reports.

4. What do you find interesting about your field of study and what inspires you?

I enjoy learning about the social, educational and clinical aspects of psychology as I am able to apply the knowledge I have gained to my everyday life.

5. Has there been an element of your degree programme that has impressed you or been particularly valuable?

I appreciate the opportunities provided to participate in research as I was able to get involved in laboratory studies involving brain scanning techniques such as an electroencephalogram (EEG).

6. Do you think studying at UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is a good investment?

Studying at UCL is a great opportunity as the staff and students are very friendly and welcoming. The university is open to new ideas and takes a huge interest in what students think.

7. What are your plans once you’ve completed your current programme of study?

After I graduate I intend to teach A-level psychology as I have thoroughly enjoyed working with children in many educational environments.