Joshua Rae

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Attracted by the prospects of studying an interesting and varied psychology programme without moving too far from home, Joshua Rae has made the most of the opportunities to get involved in University life. And his studies have already paid off, as he has secured a role in human resources before graduation.

Birmingham City University offered an interesting psychology programme with a variety of topics that appealed to me so it felt like an excellent place to further my education.

The most enjoyable part of the course is definitely the seminars. They allow you to discuss the topics learned in the lectures in more depth and often in interesting ways, such as debates.

There is plenty in Birmingham for students to get involved in, inside and outside of university. At university I am involved in a number of mentoring projects and I am president of the Bright Futures society - an employability society focused on improving job prospects for students.

I have been accepted onto the Teach First leadership development programme and will be starting my PGCE the summer after graduating. After the two-year programme I have secured a job as a human resource consultant in the tax division at PricewaterhouseCoopers.