John’s story

John P. Jones (BSc Psychology, age 24)

If I could only give you one piece of advice, I would say this; The University of Chester is a community that encourages growth, so get involved and have fun!
John P. Jones (BSc Psychology)

I am a second year Psychology student here at the University of Chester just about to take my end of year exams. I can still remember on day one, feeling out of place as a mature student looking around what seemed like a vast campus occupied by more students than I could count.

Funny thing is, the second I talked to someone, I realised everyone felt anxious, it wasn’t just me, and the age thing didn’t come into the equation at all, and hasn’t since I’ve been here.

I have a part time job and have done so for four years, so managing my time between friends, studies and work was a worry. My time management wasn’t so great at first, but by the end of first year I was doing fine, even finding time to be involved in a number of societies including the seven-a-side football society whilst continuing with my job. Organisation and time management are skills that get embedded into you over the duration of the course, so if you’re not too confident, don’t worry you’ll pick it up.

University life is more than just studies, it’s an opportunity to define who you want to become, if it’s following a career, hobby or becoming more socially active. The University of Chester has it all on offer.

If I could only give you one piece of advice, I would say this; The University of Chester is a community that encourages growth, so get involved and have fun!