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Jessica Duncan – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Final Semester…..

Monday, February 9th, 2015

I finally made it into my final semester! I have only one class left (consumer psychology), and my dissertation and I will be finished… It has all gone so fast and feels like I only started my final year a couple of months ago!

Here is a quick update on what I have been doing so far in my final semester. If you follow me on my Instagram I am sure you already have an idea!




I have been spending most of my weekends in the library, the weekends are the best because the library is usually empty! As you can probably see,  I am doing my dissertation on a hospitality management subject, as I am using my placement year to collect data from. I am currently working on my Research Methods and trying not to get behind as I don’t work well under pressure at all!


2. Trips around the UK


My friend and I took a break from the library to Hadrian’s Wall! It was really beautiful, it was only a 30 minute drive from Sunderland and had some amazing views!


I also went to York, here i am with my friend Sam at York Minster, which is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.


3. Lives Online Photoshoot!


All of the Lives Online Bloggers recently had a photoshoot for the prospectus! We got the full treatment, including getting our hair and make-up done! It was a really fun day so keep a look out for us when the prospectus arrives!


4. Consumer Psychology

As I said earlier, my final class is Consumer Psychology, I did psychology at A level so I know quite a bit about it already, the course is really interesting so far! The assignment is also really fun and different from any of my other modules, we get to analyse our own key purchases over the next few weeks and analyse the factors influencing our deisions.




Sunday, February 8th, 2015

This is for all current students and graduates, what has blown your mind about your University experience?

Sunderland University is giving away three hoodies for the best three entries! Just post a picture, video or just a couple of sentences to the Sunderland University Facebook page with the hash tag ‪#‎ItBlewMyMind‬ – the best three entries will receive a hoodie!

Here is my video!


Trip to Edinburgh!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Hi everyone!

This weekend I took a trip to Edinburgh with the programme ‘Connect’ at the University. If you didn’t know about this group you can view their facebook page here .

Basically they organise regular trips and events in Sunderland, around the UK and Europe. It is a great way to make new friends, and to have fun whilst studying. It is always really cheap, the trip to Edinburgh only cost £15 which includes the coach there and back, and entrance into the castle which would have been £13 alone for a student!



Edinburgh Castle!


Amazing view from the Castle


More of the view!


For anyone interested, there is a trip to Manchester on March 7th, and a trip to the Lake District (which I want to go to!) on the 28th March! Just check out the Facebook and buy your tickets from the Student Union office.


Tourism Management

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Have you thought about studying Tourism Management? I interviewed my friend Amy who is in her final semester to find out what it is all about!


  • Name: Jessica Duncan
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • Hometown: Darlington, UK
  • Ambitions: To be managing a successful International Business and to travel the world!

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