Caitlin Watson

Caitlin chose New College Durham because she wanted to get more from her college experience. She has progressed to study Psychology at Newcastle University.

She said:

“There is more to college than just getting your qualification – New College Durham offered first class support and for that reason alone I would honestly recommend the Sixth Form Centre. The tutors actually care about you as a person, not just as a statistic, so you know you can go to them about anything.

“The College campus is modern – this was really important to me as I was doing science subjects. I wanted to have access to modern equipment and really enjoyed the fact that my lecturers were interested in current research and didn’t just follow a textbook.

“I am really excited to study at Newcastle university, after completing my degree in Psychology I would like to focus on Neuropsychology, specifically drug addiction and development. I love travelling and learning so, ideally, I would like to study for a masters or PhD abroad. I would like to help addicts, to rehabilitate them and to further my knowledge through my own research.

“I am glad I started studying for my A-Levels with a plan and a goal – it might seem like studying is all that matters but you need to take time to relax so you don’t run yourself into the ground. Work hard but look after yourself!”