Upon leaving her undergraduate degree, Rebecca Hall desire to work in a field that will help others grew. This, coupled with her enjoyment for learning and studying, led Rebecca to study MSc Psychology, along with a PGCert in Primary Care Mental Health at UCLan.
Since graduating, Rebecca has worked in various mental health settings, including within CAMHS and adult mental health, before moving on to work in the third sector at Lancashire Victim Services. Now, the UCLan Alumna is working within the NHS at Rosemere Cancer Foundation as Area Fundraiser Coordinator for Central Lancashire and the Fylde Coast.
Speaking on her decision to choose such a career path, Rebecca said: “Most inspiring was some voluntary work I did in South Africa when I was 18 years old at an AIDs and Cancer hospice for babies and children who were terminally ill in Bloemfontein. This is what made me pursue a career helping others and I have maintained good links with people over in South Africa. This experience definitely made me more compassionate and shaped me as a person.”
Rebecca states that meeting like-minded people, many of whom have become great friends, are her lasting memories of the University, along with the “passionate and inspirational” Psychology lecturers that “clearly wanted students to do well in the future.”
She said: “Studying has given me a thirst for learning and the wanting to better myself. The skills and qualifications I gained from studying have allowed me to get successful employment in a job that I love and have given me many opportunities in my time during study and since leaving University.
“Make the most of the time you have and really put all your effort into your studies as it really pays off in the future. Enjoy learning!”
17 April 2018