Nationality: South African
Home Language: English
Marital Status: Single
Programme: BA majoring in Psychology
Start Year: 2017
Previous School: Kensington Secondary
Local City: Cape Town
My name is Leroy. I’m a 23-year-old psychology student at Cornerstone. I live in Kensington with my parents and brother, and my hobbies are playing guitar and piano.
I chose the psychology program because I have always wanted to understand the human brain better. My ultimate goal is to become a teacher, and I see a psychology degree as very practical to that end, because it will enable me to connect with my students.
This degree will mean a lot to me. Not only does it set me up for a postgraduate education program in the future, it’s also providing me with exactly the type of knowledge I want to apply in my day to day life. My coursework has challenged me intellectually, and I can already see how the theoretical frameworks I’ve learned will allow me to help others in real life.
More than anything, I’m interested in the psychological impact of poverty. Coming from a disadvantaged background myself, I plan to study more in depth the effects that poverty can have on people and relate that to my own experience. I feel honoured to be studying at a place where I can combine my own personal knowledge with the material I’m studying in order to do good. I have always been willing to go the extra mile, and I plan to use this degree programme to affect as much positive change as I possibly can.