A positive learning environment allows Emily to thrive

Notre Dame is really great in providing an awesome learning environment, but then also encouraging us to be really independent with the way we work and interact with other people,” says Emily, an aspiring physiotherapist from the Fremantle Campus.

The St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School graduate is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and credits the compulsory practical component of her degree with providing job opportunities before she graduates.

“Physio sets us up really well because we have so many practical placements. I’ve just finished my first placement and there’s a potential of getting casual work there. The variety of placements that are open to us really set us up for when we get out,” says Emily.

“Prac has definitely opened up my eyes to what physiotherapy can be and just to know how beneficial it can be for other people and for myself.”

The deliberately small cohort of students within the Physiotherapy degree, coupled with a positive learning environment, has allowed Emily to build close relationships with students, lecturers and tutors.

“Notre Dame has an amazing sense of camaraderie, even though each semester you get a different class of people, you know all of the crew, we’re all just friends and that makes learning so much more enjoyable,” she says.

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