I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Groningen
and Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Leiden. Once I had
my Master’s, I wasn’t done studying, and as I really
missed Groningen a lot I decided to return.
At the moment I am following the course unit in
Neuropsychological Assessment in which we learn how to test and
diagnose people with brain disorders. The course unit is quite
practical. As well as attending the lectures we have to work on
video assignments. Another course unit that I really like is
Neuropsychology and Psychiatric Disorders. I am really intrigued to
find out more about how all disorders, such as ADHD or eating
disorders, are related to the brain.
What I love about studying here is the fact that you can take
electives alongside the compulsory curriculum. Since I have broad
interests, I also registered for the course unit Health Psychology
from the Applied Social Psychology Master’s track. I enjoy
studying this topic as well because it focuses on health in general
and therefore provides a complementary perspective.
I am happy that the Dutch government supports me financially. As
an EU national, I could apply for the tuition fee loan which makes
studying more affordable.
Groningen is great. It is a very international city. People here
are happy, friendly and accepting. Many good things have happened
to me here! Groningen gave me the chance to prove I could become a
Shannen Will, masterstudent Clinical Neuropsychology