Jessie is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science programme, majoring in Psychology.
I love to learn about why people do the things they do – and how we can use this knowledge to understand
“Choosing my major was hard but I have always had an interest in psychology and wanted this to be the main focus of my degree. I love to learn about why people do the things they do – and how we can use this knowledge to understand everyday behaviours. Eventually I’d love to become a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
“I’ve really enjoyed my assignments. In PSYCH 108 we wrote an essay about an activity or environment that allows us to flourish as an individual. It allowed me to discuss a subject I was passionate about. I really enjoyed this assignment and put a lot of time and effort into it. I also love the selection of PSYCH papers you are able to choose from in stage 2 and 3 of the programme.
Leadership through Learning
“I am of NZ European and Tongan descent, so last semester I had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing programme called Leadership Through Learning. It’s a leadership development programme for students of Māori and Pacific background across all disciplines at the University.
“I met some amazing people and developed many leadership skills. I also learnt about the cultures that make up the indigenous community at the University, which I now feel part of. The amazing coordinators and tutors in this programme become your whānau at the University, creating a space that brings a sense of belonging and aroha. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to be a part of it.”