I cannot speak highly enough of ECU. The lecturers and tutors I have had throughout my degree have been incredibly supportive. The coursework is very practical and requires you to complete tasks that employers would be requesting in the 'real world'.
ECU provides plenty of opportunities for competitions and extracurricular activities, which have proved to be great additions to my CV. I have also been involved with student societies, which have helped to expand both my professional and personal networks. These opportunities have been beneficial in setting me up to be a confident graduate.
ECU Psychology graduate
I wanted to be part of the fight to change the stigma surrounding mental health.
I chose to study Psychology because I’ve always had a passion for helping people and wanted to be a part of the fight to change the stigma surrounding mental health. The broad knowledge and transferable skills I gained during my studies allowed me to obtain great volunteer placements including as a Psychology Intern at First Choice Psychology, a Student Researcher with the Department of Justice, and a Youth Mentor with The Wanderlust Age. These practical experiences provided great exposure to psychology in the real world. Since graduating I have gained employment as a Behavioural Therapist at Intervention Services for Autism and Developmental Delay (ISADD) where I assist young children on the autism spectrum improve their communication, social and independent living skills.
ECU Secondary Humanities and Social Science graduate
Teachers are very important, as they help shape young minds and prepare them for the real world
Both of my sisters are teachers, and they always spoke about teaching being such a rewarding and fulfilling career, so I decided to follow in their footsteps and study Education at ECU.
On my first professional experience placement I was overwhelmed with nerves – soon those nerves faded and got into the grove of things and found it quite fun. On my final placement I felt wonderfully comfortable within a classroom environment and all the strategies I’d learnt fell into place and I was able to turn theory into practice.