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Your Stories – Meet Madeleine

Name: Madeleine Degree: Double degree in Arts and Science majoring in Linguistics and Psychology and a Diploma in Languages majoring in French How did you end up doing such a broad degree? I started with Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and in high school I studied a variety of subjects like Visual Arts, Textiles, French and Modern History. I thought Architecture would be the perfect mix … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Madeleine

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Your Stories – Meet Connie

Name: Connie Degree: PhD (Classics) What made you choose this degree, where did your passion come from? I’ve always had this passion, ever since my mum read me Greek myths as bedtime stories when I was a child. I’ve always been leaning towards this but didn’t expect I’d take it as far as I have. I didn’t originally think I’d do a PhD, but as … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Connie

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Your Stories – Meet Omotola

Name: Omotola Degree: Masters in Public Health Why did you decide to study public health? Public health is an interdisciplinary course – it covers fields such as policy, research, communications, health, equity, business and finance. Public health encompasses what we do in our daily lives, it’s the practice of medicine not just the clinical aspect. It covers accessibility to ensure everybody has access to health … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Omotola

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New Year, New Skills; Things to try in the Summer break

If you’re like me and have lots of free time on your hands before uni goes back, why not learn some new skills? Uni Newcastle students have free access to a range of programs like Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Adobe Express and Creative Cloud. Regardless of your age or tech-savvy-ability, anybody can learn new skills, whether to benefit your study or hobbies at home.   As a … Continue reading New Year, New Skills; Things to try in the Summer break

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Your Stories – Meet Vaish

Name: Vaish Degree: Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Have you always wanted to study social science? I started studying nutrition as I wanted to be a dietician. I watched my dad who has diabetes struggle to find a dietician that understood an Indian diet. When I started the degree, I quickly realised it really wasn’t for me. I was very unhappy. I considered other options … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Vaish

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Your Stories – Meet Nathan

Name: Nathan Degree: Bachelor of Communications (Film Media Major) How did you come to study a Bachelor of Communications? Originally I was studying Secondary Teaching but realised it just wasn’t what I wanted to do. I switched to a new degree called Climate Science and Adaptation because my major for teaching was Environmental Science, I figured I’d eliminate the teaching and do that instead. One … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Nathan

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Your Stories – Meet Annie

Name: Annie Degree: Bachelor of Biomedical Science Have you always wanted to study Biomedical Science? I never thought I’d be in a Biomedical degree. I didn’t even like biology in school. I originally had no direction and there was so much pressure to apply for university and choose what career I wanted to do, but I honestly had no idea. I always knew I wanted … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Annie

Your Stories – Meet Julia

Name: Julia Degree: Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Where would you like to take this degree? I really want to do a PhD and work in Antarctica looking at how climate change is affecting Adelie penguin habitats and how their behavioural adaptations are changing due to habitat loss. They’re so cute, the male penguins collect pebbles and give them to the females who then … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Julia

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Your Stories – Meet Ava

Name: Ava Degree: Bachelor of Education (Primary) What do you enjoy the most about university? I wasn’t great at high school and never really pushed myself academically, but I’ve found that with university it’s the opposite. I enjoy the feeling of being challenged and I like that I can see the personal progress I’ve made. Is this where you pictured yourself to be? I took … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Ava

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Your Stories – Meet Amy

Name: Amy  Degree: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering  What inspired you to do this degree? In year 9 Engineering Studies, guest speakers from the University of Wollongong came to talk about their future in Engineering. One of them, dressed in Supercars uniforms said she was an engineer for Red Bull racing, and I thought I want to do that! I made sure to do all the … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Amy