Hello everyone, my name is Inês Franco, currently in my second year in FEP's Psychology program. Time has gone by too quickly. I remember just a year ago I was focused on my future Biology and Portuguese exams that would determine if I entered the program.When I heard about the department of Psychology in the middle of my 12th year, I became interested. I enrolled, and now, it has been two years in UCP's Psychology program! Was it certain that I was going to like it? No, but I took the risk! Like I think we all do: follow our likes, dreams and passions!
It was not easy adapting to university life for the first time: new environments, new professors and peers, new transportations and new patterns that I needed to adapt to. However, it was only the first few weeks and it was worth it! However, this new home made me feel integrated from the very first day, and I had the opportunity of getting to know spectacular people. And the truth is that the existing help and cooperation, no matter my doubts about the material, was always available. There was always someone free to help, be it professors, older colleagues, or my peers.
I am happy to say that I do not regret the decision I made. FEP's faculty greatly promotes a global education of its students through an individual approach and as a collective with extracurricular and academic activities. Along with the skills I have acquired in the department, I have learned to live independently and manage my time, two significant learning experiences. I feel that I have grown a lot through FEP, be it my personal, academic or professsional skills. That is what made me realize I made the right choice!