3rd year, Bachelor of Earth Science/ Environmental Science
I chose to study Earth Science because I was passionate about science in high school and wanted to study something I could envision doing in the future. Most importantly, it is a degree that can lead to employment.
I thoroughly enjoy my degree, particularly the many field trips that accompany my area of study. University is not just about what you study but what you learn along the way and the opportunities that arise through being a student. My first year was spent at O’Rorke Hall and my second year at Carlaw Park Student Village, where I developed good friendships and made connections with people in my area of study.
At University, I have been a part of the Amorangi ambassador programme, which is designed to inspire Rangatahi to pursue a tertiary education, and I have been actively involved in the University’s Tuākana programme, which aims to encourage and support Māori and Pacific academic excellence. I am now a Tuākana tutor for Geography and Environmental Science.
To students embarking University I urge you to focus on your studies but also remain open-minded: you will forever be presented with new and exciting prospects throughout your University journey.
- The University of Auckland Chancellors Award for Top Māori and Pacific Scholars (CATS) 2013-present
- Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship (Maori Education Trust)
- Ngāpuhi Iwi grants