A step in the right direction


My name is James McLauchlan and I am currently a second year Bachelor of Psychological Science student.  I officially started my journey at CQU as a Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) student during Term Two in 2015. At the beginning, I had no idea what to expect out of the course as I was never considered as ‘intellectually gifted’ in high school. Fortunately for me, my lecturers were so passionate about what they were there to do for the students. If it weren’t for Desley and Robyn and the amount of effort they put into their students, I strongly believe things could have played out differently for me.

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Captivated with Psychology

My name is Michael Gordon and I am a first year Bachelor of Psychological Science student at CQUniversity.

I began with CQUniversity in 2014 in the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program. I graduated school in 2006 so the STEPS program was a great kick starter to get my mind back into studying. In 2015 I commenced the Bachelor of Medical Science (Nutrition specialisation) offered by CQUniversity. I joined this program because I had the intention of studying dietetics post graduate. During first semester in 2016, this pathway was no longer an option so I started to explore other career interests. Psychology was immediately at the front of my focus as I have always had an interest in human behaviour and the way our minds work. When I think about it now, some of the reasons I pursued the dietetics pathway were actually more applicable to a career in psychology. I applied to CQUniversity for a transfer across to the Bachelor of Psychological Science and was able to commence in second semester 2016.

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