Paul Palmer

Paul is studying a Bachelor of Arts in International Aid and Development at Murdoch University

Paul Palmer

“I decided to study in Western Australia as I’d travelled here previously and had also visited the Murdoch campus. Perth, and Murdoch, had such a great vibe and I thought it would be a really relaxed place to study so I decided to apply.

“I’d already worked in London for a few years before I decided to go to university. I wanted to study somewhere that was still a city but one that wasn’t as busy as London, and Perth was the ideal choice for me. While it is quite a sprawling city, all of the suburbs have a great community feel which I love. The weather here also lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle and I take full advantage of this! I regularly go cycling and wakeboarding. I also have a part time job in a café.

“In terms of my course, I am currently studying modules such as ‘Sociology in Everyday Life’, ‘Ideas in Action’ and ‘Approaches to Sustainable Development’. I have found the lecturers and other staff members at the University really easy to contact and they respond quickly to any enquiries I have. The support that Murdoch provides to students is excellent, particularly for a mature student like me who has been out of education for a few years.

“I was pleasantly surprised to find that the range of students on my course was very diverse, with lots of different ages and nationalities represented. I’m really pleased that I made the decision to study in Perth!”