Rachel Goh - “Why I chose to pursue my dreams at Otago ”


Rachel Goh

Rachel has travelled from Singapore to study Psychology at the University of Otago. She is often seen running around campus juggling various commitments. 

2. Top-notch resources

As a PhD student, you are going to be living and breathing research for the next 3 years or so. Thus, it is important to pick a school that can provide the necessary resources that you are interested in. I can’t speak for other degrees, but in terms of Psychology, their teaching and research is first-class. Since first year labs, I have always been really impressed by how well experiments were conducted. Now that I am embarking on my self-created experiments, I realise how lucky I am to have a wealth of resources at my disposal. Technological problems? No sweat, I shall just stroll down to the Tech Office at Goddard Laboratories and ask for help.

You are unsure about some random theory? Let’s just email some lecturer who can answer it. You need participants? Well, why not just use the Psychology Students database. Need more equipment? Let me ask my contacts around the university.