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.

Kannan Ridings, Tuakana Lecturer

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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Dan Hikuroa, senior lecturer

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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Jessie Davys, Chemistry graduate

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

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Fang Rachel Ou, Physics graduate

Fang (Rachel) Ou believes that her degree in Medical Physics gave her early exposure to what is possible when people of different expertise come together.

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Fletcher Sunde, Marine Science graduate

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, Engineering Geology graduate

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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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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Manvi Madan, MInfo Tech graduate

Manvi Madan hopes to inspire the next generation of data scientists one data set at a time.

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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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Neelesh Rampal, Data Scientist at NIWA

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

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