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Jessica Duncan – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

My Placement Rollercoaster Journey

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

This video is a creative reflective storyboard for the applied placement module UBG360! This module is for any students which did a placement year, as part of their dissertation.
It was really fun to make, and helped me reflect upon all of the incidents and feelings I had during my placement year. I had to include a number of hidden models/theories, such as the Johari window – based on feedback from important people in my life.

Student Campus Watch

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

I recently won a competition for the Student Campus Watch! I designed a simple logo, which they have now chosen to be the new face of their committee. Read more about it and see the logo here.


The Student Campus Watch Committee actively delivers messages to all students and allows students to have an input in regards to their safety and well-being.

Receiving my £100 amazon voucher prize from Phil Marsh, the University’s Director of Estates and Facilities

To find out more about the Universities security services click here!


Thursday, May 7th, 2015

It is finally over! After months of stress, drama and tears it was definitely worth the satisfaction of handing in the most important piece of work in my life so far.

I thought that I was so ahead and prepared for my dissertation, until the final week when I underestimated how long it takes to add all of the figures, tables, references and edits! After my experience, here is my advice to you on writing your dissertation.

Dissertation Tips:

1) Choose a topic/company you enjoy… it makes it SO much easier and maybe even enjoyable to write, and if you write it on a topic which you want to pursue a career in, it is a great to add to your CV and a good conversation to bring up during an interview (speaking from experience!)

2) Start ASAP! Sounds obvious, but seriously.. don’t leave it to the last few months. I would start thinking about the topic at the beginning of your final year.

3) Meet up with your dissertation mentor as many times as possible, they are likely to be the ones marking your work and there advice is extremely important.

4) Don’t be afraid to change the topic during the process. I probably changed my title four times because during the literature review, your knowledge is constantly expanding and you find out which gaps exsit in the topic.

If you have any questions about dissertations, please comment below!

  • 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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