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Gaining research skills and hands-on clinical experience

Simon Brett is a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) with the Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Unit at Reading. He's been part of our School from undergraduate level onwards.


Supporting adults with aphasia on placement

Speech and language therapy graduate Jodie Kenvin helped run the Aphasia Friendly Book Club as part of her weekly summer placement. She made connections with clients and found the experience hugely beneficial.

Giving people a voice in the legal system

Our School collaborated with the School of Law to provide students with an insight into Registered Intermediaries, who help vulnerable people at every stage of the criminal process.

Developing a clinical intervention and making a difference

On her year-long placement, Shannon Smith-Whelan had the chance to develop her own mental health intervention to help children cope with the transition from one school to another.

Helping students improve mental wellbeing with exercise

During a placement, BSc Psychology student Leyla Owen saw the benefits that being active can have on wellbeing. This inspired her to try and make a difference for her fellow students.

Creating art that challenges contemporary society

Laura combined their love for art with their interest in psychology, and had a liberating experience discovering how both aspects complemented one another.

Personal growth in a professional environment

The support Anika received from the School and wider University, along with the experience she gained on placement at Siemens, enabled her to take the first steps towards her dream career.
Athena SWAN Silver Award