There were many reasons why I decided to come to ANU. I came because it was the highest ranking university in Australia for History and French. I also attended ANU Open Day and I thought the programs, campus, colleges, and academics were fantastic. I also wanted to move away from home (Tasmania) to challenge myself in a new environment. I certainly haven’t regretted it! I’m studying a Bachelor of Arts as I can focus my degree on both History & French.
My goal is to become a teacher, so it has given me a great foundation in these areas. I have been surprised by how genuinely engaged the ANU academics have been in my learning experience. I’m not merely a name on a page or a number in the database. The thing I love most about ANU is the campus! Everything is in one location and it’s beautiful. The campus provides a great setting for learning, class, sport and college life.
After ANU, I plan to go to University of Melbourne to do a Masters of Teaching (Secondary). I’m looking forward to the challenge and implementing what I’ve learned at ANU into the classroom. I’m also looking forward to the next step towards life after university. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors. I love bush walking. I also enjoy being part of the University Toastmasters Club which is a fantastic place to make friends and develop my public speaking skills. I’ve also taken up campanology (bell-ringing) which is a laugh a minute!
The best bits of advice I can pass on is firstly, give things a go! In first year, get involved with as much as possible. Not only is this a lot of fun, it challenges you to explore opportunities and extend your learning. You learn just as much outside the classroom as you do in it. Secondly, be yourself! The ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences is the perfect place to let your individuality shine!