"I really enjoyed my studies at Goldsmiths, it helped shape me as a person, decide which career I wanted and which steps I would need to get there. The lecturers had a wide range of experience and it was great to hear about current research. The staff were approachable and supportive.
I'm now a Research Worker at the Institute of Psychiatry. I work on the TEDS twin study in London which has followed a cohort of about 1,200 sets of twins since birth. The twins have turned 18 now, and the study is looking at how stress can lead to poor physical and mental outcomes in later life. I travel around the UK and collect data from the twins. This includes full blood samples, blood spots, DNA, anthropometric measures, interviews and cognitive tests to measure things like memory. I'm also studying part-time for an MSc.
Goldsmiths allowed me to explore a range of topics within Psychology, and for the first time I knew what I wanted to do in the future. Goldsmiths is a diverse university and it was great studying with people from different backgrounds."