Ioana Diana Sederias, BSc Psychology and Language Sciences
Full name: Ioana Diana Sederias
Degree title: BSc Psychology and Language Sciences
Year of programme: 2018/2021
Why did you choose to study your programme and what made you choose the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS)?
I chose to study this programme as I was looking for an academic path that would feed into my interest for psychology. I thought that the way the programme was structured will allow me to dive into a range of areas regarding brain and behaviour and equip me with diverse skills which was a perfect fit for me as at that time I was not sure what I wanted to do career wise. I particularly choose the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS) because I was very drawn to the idea of incorporating psychology and linguistics, something that I haven’t seen before and also because I was impressed by the research conducted at UCL and the opportunities it may offer me.
What have you enjoyed most about the programme so far?
What I enjoyed the most in this programme was the combination of practical and theoretical parts of my studies. We got to put our knowledge into practice by conducting our own experiments which integrated all critical parts of research from data collection and analysing which I believe offered critical skills for my future career path.
What are your future career goals?
I am currently undergoing a master’s degree in neuroscience at UCL and would like to follow a career in clinical settings of neurorehabilitation.
What advice would give prospective students thinking of studying at PALS?
I would advise taking this course if you are interested in any aspects that have to do with human behaviour and its relationship with the brain and if you enjoy reading, writing and discussing the topics that interest you.
Is there anything else you would like to say about your time at PALS?
What I thought made this programme special was that it offers a real sense of community. Teachers and staff are very open and responsive and I always felt welcomed and encouraged to participate in discussions and engage in ongoing projects in my field of interest.