Graduate stories

Science degrees open up a world of opportunity for our graduates. Meet our graduates and find out why they chose to study with us.

Dr Kannan Ridings teaches Tertiary Foundation Certificate and Tuākana students that the best work that they can do will come from collaborative efforts.

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Senior Lecturer Dan Hikuroa continues to use the skills he learnt in the Tuākana programme in his career as a senior lecturer.

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Brogan McGreal completed a Master of Science (MSc) specialising in Biological Sciences.

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Matt Edwards uses statistics to explore space, and has been lucky to work with the team who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Sina Greenwood noticed that Pacific students were under-performing in Mathematics, so she decided to do something about it.

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Ram Bhusal studied a PhD in Chemistry and really enjoys the challenging and interesting world of research.

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Marine Science alumnus Fletcher Sunde is instilling a respect for the environment in young minds, fueled by his lifelong passion for the marine world.

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Berrick Fitzsimons

An honours year in Earth Sciences gave engineering geologist, Berrick Fitzsimons, the right kind of experience to be employed by Beca Group Ltd once he finished his study.

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Tom Donovan

Director of communications Tom Donovan’s Master of Bioscience Enterprise gave him the practical experience he needed to develop his science communications career.

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The networking sessions arranged as part of Zarina Mechera's MInfoTech helped her to make contacts and learn about the New Zealand work environment.

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Kaidi Liang's interest in applying science in a real life setting led to pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology and a Masters after that.

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Jessie Davys

Master of Science graduate Jessie Davys was drawn to Forensic Science because of the chance to help people.

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Profile of Nurain Janah

40 under 40 are inspiring young Science alumni who continue to shine in both their professional and personal lives.

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Tala Tuala completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology and Statistics.

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Nishita Balamuralikrishna MProfStuds in Data Science graduate

Data analyst Nishita Balamuralikrishna's Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) gave her a deeper understanding of database systems.

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Fang (Rachel) Ou believes her degree in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology gave her early exposure to the level of innovation and ideas that are possible when people of different expertise and experiences come together.

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Shimali Fernando's Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) gave her hands-on experience of the New Zealand workforce.

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Mark Mo’s MInfoTech degree enabled him to swap electrical engineering for a career in IT.

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Manvi Madan built valuable soft skills during her Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) internship and hopes to inspire the next generation of data scientists one data set at a time.

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Anita Kumar is applying the skills gained during her studies to make a positive difference to those living with chronic health conditions.

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The Tuākana programme helped Melanie to find her University whānau and reinforced her identity as a Ngāti Rangitihi woman.

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Alex Stuteley completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Medical Statistics.

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Neelesh Rampal, Data Scientist at NIWA

Neelesh Rampal completed undergraduate and postgraduate study in the Department of Physics.

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Mustafa Sheikh developed a strong work ethic during his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry degree.

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Geography alumna Rachel Brown has been a leader in sustainable business for almost two decades.

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Parkable co-founder, Brody Nelson, studied a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science conjoint majoring in English and Computer Science and has followed a diverse career path with an omnipresent love for technology.

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Eva Laurenson completed Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce conjoint, majoring in Statistics, Economics and Finance.

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Lizzy Grant, Physics graduate

Studying in the Department of Physics gave Lizzy the skills and knowledge needed for her role as a systems engineer.

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