I am in my first year of Queens University studying BSc Psychology and I am 32 years of age. So, for a start, I am a “mature student” per se.
I am also a mother, to a 9 & 10 year old, who both have ASD. So, this can come as a challenge, juggling being a parent and providing the extra care to my children’s needs, when I am striving to get a degree is not an easy task. I have already met a quite a few parents in University (studying various degrees) and I know that I am not alone with such challenges.
As I am studying psychology, I have a great passion to help people. I strive so much to help others around me when I can.
I also have dyslexia. Once I was made aware via the Queen’s application process that Queen’s has a Disability Service team, I got in contact with them and explained my situation, and they quickly made me aware of what help and assistance they can provide me to help me succeed.
Queen’s also has the One Elmwood Student Centre; (which I’ve dubbed the ‘Hub of knowledge’) and it is solely there to help provide students with a wealth of advice and guidance for any queries students may have, as well as providing students with a wellbeing service which solely provides students with the toolkit to help take care of their mental health throughout University.
To learn more about our student support visit: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/