NESTOR's story

Nestor, Psychology student from Philippines

Nestor Pavia

Nestor's Story

Nestor is from the Philippines and graduated from Leeds Beckett in 2019 with an MSc Psychology (Conversion Award). Before studying his course here, Nestor was an English teacher, but wanted to change his career and pursue his passion for psychology.

Studying my course at Leeds Beckett helped me realise my passion to pursue a career as a Psychological Practitioner. It has opened me up to new opportunities and ways I can help people struggling with mental health problems.

Nestor Pavia MSc Psychology (Conversion Award)

Why I chose to study Psychology at Leeds Beckett University

I chose Leeds Beckett based on the university‚Äôs generous offer of a scholarship. I was very impressed with the speedy communication of the Admissions team. Despite the time difference, I always received quick replies to my emails. This reassured me that I would be taken care of when I started my studies. 

Living in Leeds

I have friends in London and travel a lot between the two cities. I can say that I prefer Leeds. People are friendlier, and the city is very diverse. As Leeds is a student city, people are accustomed to visitors who study and live here. Leeds is a compact city with excellent public transport. It's always easy to get to where you want to be.

What I loved about my coures

The education system in the UK is very different from the Philippines. There was an adjustment period at first. It was helpful to know that I could ask the teacher anything. It was clear from the outset that my lecturers had time for me. My lecturers created a student-centred, collaborative learning environment. I was encouraged to engage with the course and learn about other perspectives.