Name: Riva Pereira
Course Name: BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, UCC
Why did you choose UCC to study this course?
The applied psychology course at UCC is unlike any other. The focus on real-world applications of psychological research is what drew me to the course. I want to be able to effectively use my education in psychology to make a difference in people’s lives and UCC proved to be the ideal institution to help me achieve my goals
What is your overall experience of Cork as a city?
Cork city is lively and exciting, the perfect student city with its nightlife and hidden gems across the city center. There are always new places to explore and history to uncover and learn about. As an international student, I’ve found it to be one of the most welcoming cities with the friendliest people.
How would you describe your first impression of the UCC campus?
My first thought about the campus was how there was something for everyone. The mix of modern facilities and historic buildings and the availability of both refreshing outdoor areas and comforting indoor spaces make sure that there’s a place for every kind of student.