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Degree transforms Southport student

18 July 2013

John Edwards

Pictured: New University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate Morganna Dalby.

A Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is celebrating after graduating with a first class honours degree.

Graduation topped an exciting year for Morganna Dalby in which the Southport student presented her work at an undergraduate research conference before starting a new job one week after finishing University.

She said: “I’m delighted to be graduating it’s nice to come back and celebrate the end of University. I have already started a new job as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for Inclusion Matters in Sefton where I will be doing low intensity therapy interventions. It’s a fantastic place to work with a very welcoming atmosphere and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

 

“It was very rewarding to represent the University but also to have the opportunity to present work that I had put a great deal of effort into and to explain in detail to a lot of interested people.”

The 23-year-old gained significant experience at UCLan and presented her research paper, ‘A Metacognitive Theory for Bulimia: A Preliminary Investigation of a Potential Therapeutic Model’, at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2013.

Morganna commented: “Presenting at the Conference was an honour. It was very rewarding to represent the University but also to have the opportunity to present work that I had put a great deal of effort into and to explain in detail to a lot of interested people.”

A chance visit to the University open day convinced Morganna to apply to UCLan and it’s a decision that’s had both professional and personal benefits.

 

“The skills modules were a great opportunity to put into practice the theory you had learned. It definitely helped me get my new job and has given me a lot of confidence in the workplace.”

“I came to the UCLan open day with my sister and really liked it so I decide to apply on a whim. It’s a decision that really worked out for me. I used to be quite an anxious person but this course has built my confidence. I’d say I’m a completely different person now.”

Reflecting on her time at UCLan, she added: “I really enjoyed the practical elements of the course. The skills modules were a great opportunity to put into practice the theory you had learned. It definitely helped me get my new job and has given me a lot of confidence in the workplace.”