Life experience makes all the difference
He initially started studying an information technology degree straight out of school, but felt it wasn’t the right time in his life for tertiary education. After travelling and being in the workforce, he’s now ready.
“Coming back as a mature student has been a lot better for me because I’ve got all this world experience, I did a lot of travelling and I’ve spent a lot of time in the workforce, and I can use that experience at university,” Chris says. “I can see that doing assignments isn’t as hard or as daunting as it may seem.”
One of the things Chris likes most about his course is its focus on research and interpreting information, while giving students an overview of the discipline’s broad applications.
“Psychology is such an amazingly diverse field. I think JCU tries to get you to dip your toes as much as possible. I think one of the best things is statistics because it’s so important to be able to understand and interpret data.”
Chris says his time at JCU has been a lot of fun and he’ll be sad when it’s time for him to finish.
“I would highly recommend JCU to people no matter what sort of degree you want to do. I feel like they’re there for the students and they’re there to see the students succeed.”