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From undergraduate to postgraduate, our students share their studying triumphs and challenges.
What's it really like to be an undergrad Psych student? We followed Rodolfo Villanueva around to find out what a typical day looks like for him.
Rachel is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Geography.
Minghan is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.
Jordan will complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marine Science in 2022, and plans to continue in the field of aquaculture research once she finishes studying.
Maria completed her PhD, receiving her doctorate in 2019. She now works as a science adviser to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
Renee completed her PhD in Biology at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research in 2016.
Amy shares her Joint Graduate School experience, having completed a PhD in Biological Sciences in 2020.
Taryn has found her GIS and Environmental Science studies are a perfect blend of discovering the natural world and how to safeguard it.
Sasha Douglas is completing a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Faculty of Science.
Gemma Cunnington graduated with a Bachelor in Marine Science (BSc) in May 2022.
Final year student Eugene In moved to Auckland from Christchurch and describes her experiences studying and settling into life in a new city.
Psychology student Jessie Houston reflects on her studies so far and her experiences in the Leadership Through Learning programme.
Third year student Ivana Jurasovic reflects on her studies in Environmental Change so far.
Michelle has been able to combine her fascination of DNA with her passion for the beauty and mystery of the ocean by studying a PhD in Marine Science with a focus on molecular ecology.
Mahima is aiming to use her Honours study in physics as a pathway into working for an organization like NIWA, or even NASA, applying an understanding of the principles of our own environment to learning more about the environments of other planets.
Jack Lin decided to major in Logic and Computation because it complemented his other major, Computer Science, by expanding on the logic and thought process behind the basic principles of computing.
Emily chose her study pathway based on a desire to combine her passion for science and the outdoors.
PhD candidate Kapish Gobindlal is researching ways to effectively destroy toxic chemicals at a molecular level.
Daniel Harrison is studying a Master of Science in Biological Sciences.
Alofa Tasi is studying a PGDip in Science - Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Farheen Kothiwala’s passion for science led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology and psychology. However, shortly into her first year, she realised it was Physiology that really sparked her interest.
Buster Layzell explains how he is able to combine his interests in forensic anthropology and field archaeology.
Through studying mathematics, Halaevalu found a passion for encouraging others to ask questions and seek to achieve their best, tutoring kids and running workshops in schools!
Meet Faculty of Science student Heiana Agnieray.
Meet Faculty of Science student Gustav Chuling.
Meet Faculty of Science student Namodh Edirisinghe.
Talofa lava, my name is Alofa So’olefai and I hail from the villages of Faleālili, Faleasi’u and Safune, Savai’i.
Mālō e lelei, my name is Malakai Vaioleti and I hail from the great island of Tonga.
Nellisa Jean Schaumkel Taliauli
Meet the Faculty of Science student Nellisa Jean Schaumkel Taliauli.
Hugh Douglas Glossop
Having completed his PhD in Chemistry, Hugh has since pursued a postdoctoral position overseas.
Master of Science student Barb Lyon is interested in how records of life on Earth can be preserved in rocks.
Master of Bioscience Enterprise student Herman Marks is researching about clinical trials in New Zealand.
PhD candidate Jaime Willis is interested in how animals survive in extreme environments and how this could be applied to humans.
Mathematics Education PhD candidate Kaitlin Riegel hopes her research will contribute to understanding how mathematics can be taught more effectively.
Wine Science student Ruairi Kavanagh aspires to make his own organically grown wines after his studies.
Medical Statistics student Tegan Stone plans to undertake research to help our society in public health.
Masters student Wednesday Davis is working on research that will contribute to marine conservation efforts.
PhD candidate Urawadee Rajchakit aspires to become an academic research professor.
Computer Science PhD candidate Olivier Graffeuille is interested in how machine learning can help us understand extreme climate events.
Peter Fermin Dajime
PhD candidate Peter Fermin Dajime wants to help people live an active lifestyle with Virtual Reality technology.
Nina de Jong
Following her graduation in 2022, Nina de Jong has received a Woolf Fisher Scholarship to undertake her PhD in Plant Ecology at Cambridge University.
Following the graduation of her Masters in Mathematics in 2022, Isabelle Steinmann has commenced her PhD in Mathematics at the University of Chicago.
Omni is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology.
Zoe is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition.
Harry is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Casey is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry.
Jacob is studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.
Alana is studying a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Science.
Hanna is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Data Science.
Justin is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (majoring in Physiology).
Matt is studying towards a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) in Environmental Change.
Meg is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.
Mena is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Marine Science.
Treselle is studying a Bachelor of Science in Green Chemical Science.
Max is studying towards a conjoint Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce in Psychology, Statistics, Marketing and Information Systems.
Aditi is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Psychology.
Adrianne is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Chemistry.
Debbie is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Sarthak is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology.
Keely is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry
Maya is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science because she wants to be able to help people.
Sam is studying towards a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) in Computer Science.
Nitish Sant is studying the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Security. He talks to us about how the course has helped him learn the skills needed to become a cyber security incident responder.
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Akali is studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Science in Computer Science and Information and Technology Management.
Shi-Wei is studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry.
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Kamal is studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry.
Pablo is studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Sciences.
Logan is studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology.
Melanie is studying towards a Master of Science in Environmental Management.
Sarah is studying towards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science in Biosecurity and Conservation
Anzel is studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Science majoring in Biological Sciences.
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