In Summary

  • Deborah chose to study at Swinburne because the course allowed her to choose what she wanted to specialise in
  • She also had the opportunity to complete paid work experience at The Royal Children's Hospital 
When I walked onto Swinburne’s doorstep, I definitely knew this was the place for me.

It’s that time of the year when many year 12’s are considering what they will study next year. We’ve been speaking with Swinburne students to find out what advice they have for the next generation of university students. 

After finishing school in regional Victoria, Deborah followed her instincts to study at Swinburne, where she will soon graduate with a degree in Psychology and Pyschophysiology. 

For Deborah, Swinburne felt right from the moment she stepped onto the campus as a VCE student.  

‘When I came to the Hawthorn campus for the first time, on Open Day, I really liked the fact that the campus was easy to navigate. It’s prime location on Glenferrie road made it easy to get to via public transport,’ she says. 

During her course, Deborah completed paid work experience at the Royal Children’s Hospital and now feels confident about a career in understanding and treating people with epilepsy.

‘I was fortunate enough to spend the year conducting EEG recordings and experiencing first-hand the many neurological conditions that effect people, while learning from a range of industry professionals. 

‘I also had the opportunity to intern with the Swinburne BabyLab, which specializes in cognitive, social and brain development of infants and children. This allowed me to practice my skills with research participants and master database management.’ 

Deborah said she chose to study at Swinburne because of the flexible course offerings. 

‘My course offers subjects including clinical psychology, psychiatry, neurology, biomedical sciences and statistics, which meant I had the opportunity to branch off and specialize in a range of fields.’ 

Deborah is now nearing the end of her degree and is confident that Swinburne has set her up well for whatever she chooses to do next. 

‘If you’re looking for a university that values hands-on, technical experience, then consider studying at Swinburne. I have been given many opportunities to develop my skills in a range of environments.’