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Our Alumni

Over the last 50 years, we have seen thousands of students graduate in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire, and have witnessed them go onto achieve great things, and have fulfilling careers. Within our alumni community there are people working as crime analysts, as founders of their own consultancies, award winning psychology writers, teachers, multi-sector board directors, marketing consultants, and specialist therapists both in private practice and within the NHS, to name but a few. We are proud that our alumni have gone onto carve out successful careers within organisations like BUPA, The Probation Service, Victim Support, Sony, Hertfordshire Constabulary, and Autism West Midlands.

Psychology graduates are highly sought after by employers and degrees in the subject can lead to careers in a variety of fields including marketing, human resources, law enforcement and journalism.

Find out more about what our alumni have achieved since graduating below.

If you studied psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and would like to share your experience please get in touch.

Burcu Akar looks to camera

Meet Burcu Akar, whose degrees in psychology allowed her to discover new interests. She is now a qualified counsellor and psychodynamic therapist, working in private practice and for Mind...

Dennis Relojo-Howell smiles to camera

Meet Dennis who launched a mental health website while studying for his master’s degree at Herts. He’s now an international speaker, author and blog psychologist...

Madeline King smiles to camera in back and white photo

Meet Madeline King, whose psychology degree was ‘invaluable’ in helping her develop her career. She now works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in the NHS...

Olivia Draisey

Meet Olivia Draisey who ‘fell in love with the community spirit’ at Herts while studying psychology. She’s now a psychology teacher and Head of Year 11 at Jo Richardson Community School....

Peter Sear stands by a bookcase looking to camera

Meet Peter Sear whose interest in emotions inspired him to study psychology. He’s now the Founder of Empathetic Minds, which focuses on empathetic leadership in high performance sport....

What psychology has given me is the ability to be objective as a board member. I can take a robust approach to issues and listen to the evidence, stating my own case clearly and objectively.

Dr Suzy Walton

To anyone considering studying psychology, I would say it gives you a time for exploration, for seriously investigating your ideas and beliefs. A psychology degree is a launchpad to so many opportunities.

Adrienne Kirk


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