Robert Harrison follows in the footsteps of family members as he is set to graduate from the University of Worcester in September.
Robert joined the University after completing his A-levels at Hagley Sixth Form College.
“I chose Psychology because I had found it such an interesting topic at A-level,” he said. “I chose to come to Worcester after a recommendation from one of my teachers, who cited it as a beautiful area and the uni as a close-knit community which I very much liked the sound of. A number of my cousins had all gone to Worcester as well, so I had always heard good things.”
Robert was among the thousands of young people whose A-level exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It feels great to be graduating as my A-level experience was cut short, so this is the first time since GCSEs that I have had any academic recognition that I feel reflects my actual work,” he said. “It will also be nice to have a last goodbye with some of the friends I have made during my time here.”
Robert said his best memory of the course was writing and researching his dissertation.
“It feels a very professional thing to do, planning, carrying out and analysing my own research and was a very satisfying experience,” he said. “It has also I feel given me a pretty good experience of what conducting actual research in the field would be like, without throwing you too far in the deep end as you always have support from your supervisor.”
Robert is now planning to study for a Master’s degree in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics at the University of Birmingham.
The University’s annual autumn Graduation Ceremonies will take place as planned from September 12-14 in the beautiful and historic Worcester Cathedral followed by celebration receptions at the City Campus. No Worcester graduates have been affected by the marking and assessment boycott.
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