STUDENT MEMBER INTERVIEW – Luiza Lira Hayne (continued)

What are the aspects of your study that you enjoy and what could be improved?
I love learning about health and wellbeing and applying it to my own life. It’s exciting and enriching. I would love to have more time to study. Reconciling a demanding job and course is challenging.

What have you discovered that you weren’t aware of before you started your studies?
I discovered that Naturopathy is a whole medical system, and herbs are a powerful medicine when taken correctly.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
I see myself towards the end of my Naturopathy course, and working my way through an exciting job in the holistic health industry.

Do you have any special interest areas?
My areas of interest are chronic disease and mental health.

Any tips for survival with a demanding study load and often working to pay your way through the program?
I gave up one day of work a week and always keep on top of my studies, studying on my lunch break and Sundays when required. It helps me avoid stress and overwhelm, and in turn absorb study content better and appreciate the course itself more.