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Michele Garibbo – Bath Spa University

 Alumni profile 

Course studied: BSc (Hons) - Psychology
Graduating year: 2016
Currently studying: Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University 

My name is Michele and I am passionate about neuroscience, particularly how mathematical and computer models can be applied to better understand the functioning of the human brain. This interest initially led me to undertake a Master's degree in cognitive neuroscience at University College London.

After this, I decided to enrol as a contract student at the department of data science and knowledge engineering at the University of Maastricht, where I am improving my mathematical and computer programming skills. Eventually, I would like to pursue a PhD in Computational Neuroscience, where I will be able to apply my quantitative skills to researching brain functions.

"The city of Bath provides the best student life I have ever had, with many pubs, clubs and things to do, but never making me feel stressed or overwhelmed."

Michele's story

I had a great experience with all Bath Spa staff that I have encountered, from the lectures to the people working at the cafés or in the offices. Bath Spa, with its amazing campus, is able to create a unique environment, where everyone is very friendly and helpful.

I also loved the possibility of walking in the surrounding countryside after a lecture and going to have lunch at the nearby local farm. I also think I will never forget my fresher's week, where the student union organised amazing parties, where I was able to meet so many other students, with whom I remained friends for all the three years.

"I am most proud of my Master's research project, where I had to employ an MRI scanner to investigate how anxiety affects human memory at the neural level."

Why did you choose Bath Spa?

I really liked how the course at Bath Spa covered all the most fundamental aspects of Psychology, providing solid bases in the field for any successive career path.

"The best thing about the course I studied was..."

The emphasis on theoretical and practical skills, which allowed students to develop a comprehensive understanding of Psychology. 

"I recommend Bath Spa because..."

The combination of creativity and systematic learning creates an atmosphere where learning can truly flourish. 

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