Student Stories

On this page and around the site you can find many student stories from current and past students.....

  • Life after university
    South Island University of Canterbury
    Jack Jarvis (left hand side)

    Graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Sport Coaching from the University of Canterbury

    I had a gap year out in Christchurch, New Zealand and fell in love with the country, the people and the Kiwi way of life, so looked into options to go to University out there. A friend of mine suggested that I contact Study Options to enquire about studying abroad, which I did and I never looked back! Study Options were absolutely outstanding, they helped me to find the right course and had an...

  • Life after university, Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Anna-Marie Watson

    Anna studied a Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney

    Anna is currently a performance coach at Reach for More and an elite ultra-runner based between Bath, United Kingdom and Chamonix, France.What does your job involve?I support a diverse range of clients to embed sustainable healthy performance at the heart of their business. I love to take coaching conversations outdoors for walking and talking sessions and find this significantly enhances both...

  • Life after university
    Victoria The University of Melbourne
    Laura Uberoi

    Laura graduated with a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 2012

    Laura Uberoi is an Associate Solicitor in the Banking Team at Farrer & Co.  She is a Council Member at The Law Society elected to represent junior lawyers up to five years’ qualified and also sits as Honorary Secretary to the City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society.How studying in Australia opens doors for you back homeIn 2011 I packed my bags and set off for Melbourne to undertake...

  • Victoria RMIT University

    Lauren in studying Graphic Design at RMIT University

    My experience with study options was really straight forward, they went above and beyond in helping me with my application for RMIT University. I was living in Belgium at the time and needed documents verified in the UK, Stefan and Sarah went out of their way to accommodate me and make sure that my application could be approved in a timely manner. When I had questions about my application status...

  • North Island AUT University
    Duaa Zuhair Al-Hamid

    Duaa is an Engineering PhD student at AUT in Auckland

    “I was interested in a PhD in New Zealand as I had heard about the good opportunities for PhD students such as the domestic fees for international students. Study options helped me a lot with information related to universities, application process and life in New Zealand.“I still remember the moment when I received my New Zealand study visa, how excited I was and how happy my parents were to see...

  • Postgraduate students
    South Island University of Canterbury
    Chris Bacon

    Chris is at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, doing a PhD in Sport Science

    “I was always keen to pursue a PhD abroad, having spent a majority of my life in one country. Then the opportunity from Study Options came up in which they offered me full support around the process of applying to PhD programmes in New Zealand. From this I was directed into the path of the University of Canterbury under the supervision of Dr. Carl Petersen. “Going abroad for a significant...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland The University of Queensland
    Catxere Casacio

    Catxere is a PhD student at the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland

    “I was living in a tiny Spanish island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when I started my Ph.D. application at UQ. The whole process – bureaucratic and demanding – took a year. At one stage it was starting to feel impossible to finish the application without flying myself to Australia! But I then discovered that the application could be done with Study Options in the UK – a comparatively short...

  • Postgraduate students
    Victoria Deakin University
    Joanne Kwok

    Studying a Master of Dietetics at Deakin University, Melbourne

    “There aren’t a lot of universities that offer the course I wanted to study and it is very competitive.  I was very glad that Study Options helped me all the way from making applications to paying deposits, to applying for my visa, and getting all my documents ready before moving abroad.  I chose Deakin University as it was recommended by one of my lecturers back in the UK, and I was...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland James Cook University
    Maxime Brooks

    Studying the Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology at JCU

    “During my final year of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds I carried out an honours project which focused on coral reef bleaching and was inspired to study marine biology further. After speaking with my honours supervisor, James Cook University was the obvious choice.“I arrived in February, which is summer in Australia, and here in North Queensland it was very hot! JCU are great...

  • Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Jeremy Eames and friend Emma enjoy the surf

    Jeremy started the Master of International Studies at the University of Sydney in February 2018

    “After completing my degree in 2013, I moved to London where I worked in advertising. The first six months were fun, but soon the novelty of living in such a large, cold, expensive city wore off - as did my interest in advertising, which I soon found was not for me. I wanted a change of scenery, a change of career goals that reflected my passions and to live somewhere completely different with...

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