This will facilitate my goal of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist

Georgia Satchwell 2018 Chevening Scholar

Georgia Satchwell is a Chevening scholar on the MSc Clinical Psychology course at USW

Administrator for the Doctor of Pharmacy programme at the University of the West Indies, Georgia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the West Indies and is a passionate youth and mental health advocate.

So happy here

"I am pleased that I choose the University of South Wales’s clinical psychology masters to facilitate my journey to become a licensed clinical psychologist.

"My decision to study in the United Kingdom was driven by my ambition to contribute to the development of the mental health care services in my country; particularly as it relates to children and young adults from poor households who are unable to access care due to geographic and financial barriers.

Policy-oriented research

"The MSc Clinical Psychology was especially attractive because the modules were closely aligned to my goals.

"It was crucial for me to enrol in a masters that would provide me with a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues and deliver content that was relevant and engaged in policy-oriented research.

"What gave USW's course the edge for me was the Psychology Plus Scheme. I knew that I would be given the opportunity to obtain clinical experience in clinics on and off campus.

Clinic experience

"I was particularly excited to work in the Dyscovery Centre, which caters to children with developmental and learning difficulties, an area that is dire need of attention in Jamaica.

"Since my enrolment, I can honestly say that the course has exceeded my expectations in terms of the relevance of the modules and delivery of the content.

Expert lecturers

"Being an experiential learner, I have benefitted from the expertise and skill of the lecturers, who constantly challenge and facilitate my development as a critical thinker and a skilled mental health professional.

"As I complete my final semester, I hope to continue to gain confidence in the discipline as an aspiring clinician and in my research skills especially as I finish my thesis."