When Toolsika decided to move from Mauritius, she was keen to find a university that would help her adjust to life in Australia. At VU, she found a course that accommodates her two passions – justice and psychology – and a uni that feels like a home away from home.
“I am from the beautiful African island of Mauritius. Since I was a child, I dreamt of studying in Australia. I was inspired by my father, sister and brother, who have careers in law and justice. However, I was also very interested in psychology. So when it came to choosing a course, I felt divided.
I’m enjoying university; I feel like I belong. VU is very multicultural, just like my country. I get to meet people from different backgrounds and discover new cultures. It feels like I never left home.
VU focuses on practice as well as theory, which is crucial to me studying human behaviour and psychology; and will best prepare me for my life and career.
I also have plenty of time to get involved in extracurricular activities. I’m the Women’s Officer for the VU Student Union, the Vice President of the VU African Society, a student mentor and the Director of Marketing and Social Media at the International Students Association, a member of the VU Vollies, and a .
I was an introverted person before I joined VU. My experience at VU has been irreplaceable: it’s helped me personally, professionally and academically.”