Omni has found two subject areas that engage him and will lead to postgraduate study. He looks forward to giving back to New Zealand and its people.
Programme: Bachelor of Science
Subject: Biological Sciences and Psychology
“I knew I wanted to study Psychology, but I felt I could do more. Biology and Psychology complement each other well, and I hope that a double major will be a benefit when I apply for postgraduate study. These majors have helped me to not only understand others better, but also to understand myself.
“I really enjoyed a field trip to Rangitoto, where we studied the island’s biogeography. It allowed me to get out into the field and consider a career in ecology. This wasn’t something I had planned on studying, but it’s become something that I’m very passionate about with regards to New Zealand and its biological landscape.
The courses at the Faculty of Science give you a wide range of options and paths to follow. Studying here has facilitated my growth into a free thinking adult.
“I hope to continue into the Clinical Psychology postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Science. I’d like to commit myself to a restructure of New Zealand’s mental health system, with an end goal of lowering rates of suicide and depression for all New Zealand people who suffer some form of mental illness. Specifically, for my people of Māori heritage, whose numbers in those areas require affirmative help and action.
“The University of Auckland allows you to participate in any non academic passions you may have. My love of music has not been restricted by my degree, and I’m still able to be creative within the University’s music production club, Beats r us, and the film association.”