“I am very interested in the brain and would love to be able to teach others about it too. It is such a complex and fascinating organ that I believe once we understand a little about we can so much.”
— Emma Hilsley
Q: Name of the program you are enrolled in at UniSC
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Q: Name of the town you went to primary school?
Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in Primary school Years 4 – 6?
I was an over-achiever that also strived to do my best. I was so incredibly confident and wish that I never grew out of that. I loved (and still do) art, basketball and reading. I loved learning and had friendly competitions with my peers in regards to our grades and achievements. I struggled to fit in with any one friend group but always had friendly people around me.
Q: Name of the town you went to high school?
Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?
Maths, Science, The Arts
Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in High school?
I was a very kind and considerate high school student and always tried to help those around me as I knew high school was challenging. Saying that I have always loved a challenged and strived to do my best in all classes. I always stood my ground and help those around me to ensure every one felt welcomed. I loved (and still do) art, basketball, and reading. I still struggled to find the proper friends but I aimed to be kind to everyone and this allowed me to create many relationships with majority of my cohort.
Why did you want to become a presenter?
I am very interested in the brain and would love to be able to teach others about it too. It is such a complex and fascinating organ that I believe once we understand a little about we can so much.
What do you like about being a presenter?
I love chatting with the students and hearing all there wacky stories and questions. I also love telling them my experiences about what life is like after school and how sometimes it really isn’t as bad or scary as it seems. Especially with regards to ATARS, career pathways, and University and TAFE requirements.
If you could offer students in primary school and high school one piece of advice, what would it be?
Comparison is the thief of joy. Your accomplishments are valid and incredible no matter what others are doing. There is not a one correct path to take.