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Our Postgraduate Students

MICHELLE FROM CANADA, MSC SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

I have always been fascinated by language as I grew up as a simultaneous bilingual, as well as how deficits in language can affect people from all walks of life. I chose to study at the University of Reading as it was an opportunity I knew that may only come once and I had heard that Reading had one of the best programs for Speech and Language Therapy in the UK as well as the experience of living abroad. Before making my decision, I skyped a professor in the department and asked some questions I had regarding specific queries, as well as general questions about life in Reading.

The program is very hands-on, we observe therapy at the on-site clinic every other week and look at assessments used in the profession from the assessment library. Currently we have very interesting modules such as Communication Impairment where we are looking at fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering and how they are diagnosed and treated. Overall Reading is a nice size town and therefore not a big overwhelming bustling city. This has helped me adapt to living here and it's nice to be able to walk from the university into town.

Michelle is one of our student ambassadors on our UniBuddy scheme, chat to her to find out more about life at the University of Reading and studying on the programme https://www.reading.ac.uk/about/chat-to-our-students.aspx.

 

HALA FROM LEBANON, MSC CLINICAL ASPECTS OF PSYCHOLOGY

(This programme is now called MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology)

I've always wanted to be a therapist. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to help people and be a source of change in my country. I've enrolled for this course because it allows me to be the lending ear and helping hand of the people in need of my support. It opens vast doors for me to branch out and start working on the career that I have inspired for. Looking at the modules this university offers for the MSc Clinical Aspects of Psychology course, I knew that this would be the university for me. In addition, I read up on the extra benefits this university offers, and I found that being a student in this university would mean more than just going to classes and submitting assignments; it would mean that I belong to a bigger and more versatile community.

The programme offers a wide availability of research opportunities, and practical work that is accompanied to the lecture and seminar. Studying and living in the UK, has allowed me to meet new people and experience a new culture, environment and city.

JOHNSON FROM HONG KONG, MSC CLINICAL ASPECTS OF PSYCHOLOGY

(This programme is now called MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology)

Becoming a Clinical Psychologist is my career aspiration and this Master programme allowed me to prepare myself in order to achieve this aim. I chose to study here because of the placement module. It is difficult to find a Master programme in Clinical Psychology with placement in the UK. Secondly, as an international student, I like travelling around whilst Reading is close to London as well as the airport.

For my placement, I was an honorary research assistant at a sexual health clinic in Slough. I was the first placement student to work with the Berkshire NHS. The supervisors there (Nisha and Matthew) gave me many opportunities that I did not expect such as attending their supervision meeting as well as attending patients' appointments.

 

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