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Psychology student aims to help children

Busy mum of two Ceara Nelson has recently received a Certificate of Excellence for Cognitive Psychology. She tells us about her motivation behind studying Psychology.

Why did you decide to study?

I have always worked with children but I want to do more than take care of their everyday needs. I would like to help children with behavioural problems or children who have experienced trauma as a psychologist.

What are your favourite things about your course?

I enjoy the flexibility and the quality of course content and support. Psychology units are very content-heavy but they are designed well so you can manage the workload with a bit of effort.

I have two small children and work part time so I am very time poor. A well-organised course is important to me.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?

My biggest achievements were being awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Cognitive Psychology and Social Psychology. It really makes me feel like the hard work is worth the effort and I appreciate being recognised for my achievements by Swinburne Online.

What tips or advice do you have for students studying online?

Stick to the weekly plan if you can. The units are well planned and with a study routine you can manage it well - even with family and work commitments.

What are your plans after you graduate?

I will do a fourth year (honours) and then I aim to do a master in clinical psychology.