Masters Preparation Session – Online


Every year, hundreds of students apply for Coursework Masters Programmes around South Africa. This year, Cognition & Co wants to help you prepare for the applications, selections and interviews.

Event: Cognition & Conversation – Masters Preparation Session
On Demand: 14th August 2020 – 10th September 2020
Venue: Online – Zoom
Tickets: Email Cognition & Co
Prices: R150

If you have previously purchased a ticket for our Masters Preparation Session (Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Online), you will be able to access the webinar for free.

Event Information:

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a new event, it is a recording of the event we hosted on the 28th of March 2020.

We know how stressful it is applying and interviewing for a Coursework Masters Programme and to help all those potential masters students, Cognition & Co has invited a number of Psychologists to share their stories and help motivate students to put their best feet forward.

We have also invited current and previous students from different universities in the area to talk to our attendees about their journeys through selections and interviews, as well as their experience of M1 so far.

If you’re a Psychology student that will be applying for Masters this year or in the future, or you’re interested to find out more about the process – this event is for you!

On Demand:

In order to view this event On Demand; purchase your ticket from Cognition & Co. Once you’ve done this, Cognition & Co will send you an email & invitation with the link and password needed to gain access to the recording of the webinar (please allow for a day for payments to clear to receive the email). You will be able to watch the recording of the live webinar at home at your own pace. This video will be available until the 10th September 2020.


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Topics include;
Referee Reports
The X Factor

Written Tasks
Role Plays

Personal narratives from psychology professionals


Dr Nikki Themistocleous
Vanessa Mokobedi
Christopher Kemp
Cayley Jorgensen
Melissa Cawood
Dr Jaclyn Lotter
Adrian Campos
Dylan Benyon

Lauren Davis
Barry Viljoen
Stephen Hall

Event Programme & Bios:


Sign Up, Registration & Preparation 
Welcome and Dylan’s IntroductionDylan Benyon
UNISA MA in Clinical PsychologyDr Nikki Themistocleous
Student Experience – NWUAdrian Campos
Student Experience – MEd @ UJMelissa Cawood
Mental Health in Lock DownLauren Davis
UNISA Postgraduate Programmes Vanessa Mokobedi
Applications & Referee ReportsChristopher Kemp
Student Criteria & X FactorStephen Hall
Selections Barry Viljoen
What if I don’t make it?Cayley Jorgensen
SACAP MastersDr Jaclyn Lotter
Farewell & Good Luck from C&CDylan Benyon