Nursing and psychology courses most popular with new Geraldton uni students

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
New Geraldton nursing students Alysse Kelly, Lilian Farrell and Kim Thompson.
Camera IconNew Geraldton nursing students Alysse Kelly, Lilian Farrell and Kim Thompson. Credit: Geraldton Universities Centre/Supplied

More than 100 new university students have started the next chapter of their education in Geraldton with a strong intake in psychology and nursing disciplines.

Geraldton Universities Centre has 273 students enrolled in semester one, with 102 new enrolments across 10 different programs. Director Natalie Nelmes said the number of new enrolments has consistently ranged between 90-100 students for several years.

Enrolments for registered nursing are up 30 per cent this year, with Ms Nelmes saying more students were also studying psychology in Geraldton.

“Nursing was obviously very strong and we also have a very strong psychology cohort this year, a bit more than we normally have,” she said.

“With mental health services being in such great demand in the regions, that’s good to see a strong intake.”

Geraldton Universities Centre has also partnered with Champion Bay Senior High School to run a pilot program of Curtin University’s AHEAD initiative, which aims to raise awareness of higher education opportunities.

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