Anniken S. Jensen

Name: Anniken S. Jensen
Programme: Psychology BSc.
Year of study: 3rd year
Nationality: Norwegian

Why did you choose Psychology at the University of Liverpool?

I became interested in psychology during my time in the International Baccalaureate, and wanted to study it further. I chose Liverpool because the course modules appealed to me, and because of the good things I had heard about the city.

What have you enjoyed most about the programme so far?

The co-curricular activities I have taken part in have been amazing additions to my programme. In my second year, I completed a research internship through my course, and for the past two years I have been a course rep – both of which have been very rewarding and enjoyable experiences.

Are you involved in any clubs or societies? How do they add to your overall university experience, and what skills can you gain?

I have been involved in a few different societies throughout my time at the university, but the mountaineering club (LUMC) is the one I have stuck with. Mountaineering is where I met and socialise with most my friends, and has been invaluable to my university experience. I have learnt to climb, travelled around the country (and internationally), and gone on many walks in the British mountains and countryside with LUMC. In addition to mountaineering skills, as a member of LUMC I have also developed my team-work and problem-solving skills, self-confidence, time-management, resilience, and much more.

What do you like most about the city of Liverpool, and why?

There is so much I like about Liverpool, so to pick what I like the most is challenging. As someone who likes to go out for coffee and food, I really like the many independent restaurants and cafés around the city. I also love how vibrant the city is; there is always something going on: live music, musicals, ballets, art exhibits, festivals, and more – with so much to do, there is never a boring moment!

What are your plans after graduation?

I hope to stay in Liverpool, as I like it so much here. I am not sure exactly what to do; I have applied for postgraduate study at the university, but I am also on the look-out for a job in the city. My main focus at the moment is to finish my dissertation, but once that’s done, I am confident that I will find an occupation for next year.