Emily chose her study pathway based on a desire to combine her passion for science and the outdoors.
Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Earth Sciences and Environmental Science
“I have always had a passion for science and the outdoors. Earth Sciences is a great choice for me as it allows me to combine both of these passions into one exciting and important sector of scientific discovery.
“I chose the University of Auckland because the city of Auckland is very geologically significant. So far I have really enjoyed the field geology aspects of the course. I’m looking forward to further exploring the geomorphology and Earth surface processes fields.
“The University is a great place to learn and all the staff are very approachable. Studying Earth Sciences involves plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice. This has definitely been one of the highlights of my studies so far, as being in the field with like-minded friends while studying something we really enjoy is such a positive learning experience.
I hope to be able to combine my qualification and my love for the outdoors into a job that promotes new geologic discoveries as well as conservation of the natural environment.
“I really love the independence that being a student at University gives you. I have made many new friends due to the friendly nature of the people I study with. Being a self-motivated student with a lot of outside commitments, I find the learning environment at the University of Auckland extremely beneficial in allowing me to strive to achieve my best.”