My name is Rachel Parker and I'm studying for my BSc in Psychology at the University of Bath.
I'd like to ask for your help, as I'm about to embark on my placement year, which I will be spending at the University of NewSouth Wales
, in Sydney, as a forensic psychology research assistant. I am absolutely over the moon and can't wait to get over there, however, as the placement is unpaid and I won't be able to work over there, this will be an expensive year!
I am hoping to raise at least £4,500.00.
This will cover my flights, visa, accommodation deposit and settling expenses
, I will continue to receive my student loan term by term which will just about pay for my room and board. The main thing is to raise enough to get me there and settled in. It will be my first time traveling alone and pretty scary, but I'm sure it will be fantastic. Once I am able to get my trip organised everything will come together.
My first two years at Bath have been incredible, I cannot believe how quickly they have passed. I never thought that my degree would cover so many topics and subcategories, all of which have been so interesting. In my placement year I am going to be combining psychology with the legal framework, focusing on eye witness testimonies and identification evidence. This is a division of my studies which I find not only extremely interesting, but indispensable to society and our need to protect ourselves and others.
Undertaking research into this branch with such a reputable research group is an honour.
Please help me to make the most of this opportunity to develop my research skills and to experience life in another country.
The calibre of the university more than justifies the extra expense in getting there and settling, this year will quite literally change my life and future.
A big thank you to you all, Rachel.