More about Selina
"I had been working with all types of children and young people for years, so I had the experience, but desired the background knowledge to help me to support these children and young people more effectively. This course in applied child psychology did just that, it underpinned my experiences with theory and helped me to understand more in depth, the implications of what some of them were facing on a daily basis in different contexts."
"After my undergrad course in Psychology with Sociology, I did my teacher training and then worked in a college for a few years before pursuing my masters. I studied at NTU for all of my courses (around 5 years in total), there is excellent teaching, support and facilities. From the moment of applying to the point of graduation, everything is well thought through and this allows for a really good learning experience."
"The modules that were featured really grabbed my attention as I was working with children who had been diagnosed with things that I had little knowledge about. Whilst working with them I began to understand more about them and how to support them and through this, a desire to learn more about each diagnosis developed and this course provided a means to meet that desire with application."
"The opportunity to go and visit a school for children with learning difficulties was an experience that stood out greatly to me and had a huge impact on our group overall. I don’t believe this experience was possible in all Universities."
"The Scholarship helped extremely as NTU was always a preferred choice because I knew it so well and knew that it would be a great place to study, and the Scholarship helped to allow me to do the course full time whilst working alongside it so that I could sustain myself financially whilst being able to improve my knowledge and skill set at the same time."
"I work in a college with students aged 16-19 and in residential care with young people around the same age. I have/do work several roles within each job but mainly it is to support the academic, emotional and mental wellbeing of these young people through coaching – wellbeing, tutoring, residential support etc. Some points in the year have been intense but because of the way the course has been structured, I have been able to balance doing both. Flexible working hours around my studies and support with allowing me to complete my research project with students at the college."
"This course will ensure that I have up to date knowledge that will impact the way I support and provide interventions for young people. My research project is intended to inform others who support young people, particularly with mental health disorders, of how to best engage them with support/treatment so that they can flourish in their education and beyond."
"I believe the course has challenged my own way of learning and my own ideas and to see myself develop overall as a person. It helped me to be able to work part time whilst I studied as it was possible to balance my work and apply theory to practice throughout the course."
"I would like to eventually go on to train as a counsellor or in CBT to help to support those who are struggling with their mental health."
"I have met with and developed friendships with people from different parts of the world and that has also impacted studying this course, it is a lot different from what I expected."