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What makes Commonwealth Games netballer and Psychology student Courtney Bruce tick?

27/07/2022 |

As West Coast Fever Captain, Courtney Bruce travels to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to represent Australia in the sport she loves, we know she will have the support of the whole Psychology department at UWA behind her.

Courtney juggles being a Netball elite athlete with studying psychology at UWA.

"I have always been interested in the way we think and act and why we do what we do and I love the idea of helping people, so psychology seemed like a great choice and something that would allow me to help others,” she says.

West Coast Fever Captain, Courtney Bruce says she chose to study psychology at UWA because “I’m really intrigued by how our minds work and also trying to make a positive influence on the younger generation.”


“I was motivated to study at UWA, because I think it’s a beautiful campus and I think there’s an absolutely great reputation around the psychology program here.”

But don’t just take Courtney’s word for it -  The UWA School of Psychological Sciences is ranked first in WA for Psychology (QS 2020) and has received the top ranking in all Commonwealth Excellence in Research for Australia rankings since 2010.

And if you study postgraduate psychology at UWA, you will have real-world, professional experience at the Robin Winkler Clinic under the expert supervision of experienced clinical psychologists and clinical neuropyschologists. 
You’ll also find yourself surrounded with a supportive community of friends at the PsySoc student club.

With a global population now increasingly acknowledging mental health issues, the study of psychology is becoming more and more important.

If you’re interested in following your passion and studying a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, we have plenty of flexible ways to start.

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