New Psychology Undergraduates (BPS)

The fresher’s guide to psychology…

We link to some resources for the new intake of undergraduates.

The Psychologist Guide to University Life [including animated version!]

Our Research Digest podcast PsychCrunch, on how to study and learn more effectively
…and check out all the other episodes too, including ‘How to stop procrastinating‘… do it now!

How to succeed in your degree, with psychology…

“Trying to sound clever is a good way of sounding stupid”… extract from The Psychology of Effective Studying

Advice for aspiring psychologists

Life hacks from our interviews

The journey to undergraduate psychology 

‘Dear undergraduate me’

More retrospective advice, this time from postgrads…

The ultimate psychology reading list

Welcome to your psychology degree

A practical guide to the final undergraduate year

Holly Rose Welsby on her journey through the undergraduate year

Students as academic partners

The use and abuse of student participants

Psychological literacy – from classroom to real world

Beyond plagiarism

Studying psychology – expectations and realities

Tackling sexual violence at universities

Who knows where the journey will take you?

How to find your calling, according to psychology


Our online archive stretches back more than 30 years, and in it you will meet hundreds of psychologists to hear about their career path [spoiler alert: it’s rarely a standard one].

On our Research Digest blog you will find new psychology studies digested, plus another huge archive, along with the podcast and special features. You can sign up for a free weekly email.

Keep an eye on The Psychologist and the Research Digest on Twitter, for all the latest.

We want to be alongside you on your journey in psychology. Find out about our Voices In Psychology programme, aimed at identifying and nurturing new writing talent in psychology. And see other opportunities to contribute to what we do.

And finally, you really should consider student membership of the British Psychological Society, which is an absolute bargain!