Alexandra

The Australian National University stood out for me as the best institution to undertake research at an undergraduate level. The ground-breaking researchers are at the forefront of intellectual debate and I was drawn to that.

I am studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History.

I have a real passion for history because it informs our choices today by looking through the past. I'm studying modern political history, focusing on the 20th Century. Post-conflict society is my passion; I'm fascinated about how societies recover from war or other conflicts.

What I love about my degree is the intellectual level of all the tutors and lecturers. This university attracts the best of the best and they pass down what they learn to the students.

I live at one of the residential colleges, Burgmann College. There's a great atmosphere and always a lot of things to do. I'm the arts rep for Burgmann, which means I facilitate all the inter-hall arts competitions. I play netball for ANU and play in the Chamber Orchestra. There are so many opportunities to get into anything you want.

I was awarded the Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship and it has given me the chance to become part of a truly impressive institution.

As part of the university’s unique Australian National Internships Program, I undertook an internship at the Australian War Memorial. I’ve represented ANU at the National Model United Nations in New York and have also studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

My future is bright because of the opportunities I have had at ANU. I don't know where my journey will take me -- maybe to the UK -- but the connections I've gained and the lessons I've learned at ANU will stand me in good stead.

 

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